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James City police: Son charged with second-degree murder in mother's death

James City police: Son charged with second-degree murder in mother's death

The son of a 64-year-old woman found dead in her Brookside Haven townhome Wednesday morning has been charged with second degree murder. 

Michael Alan Webb, 34, was found at the Happy Shopper on Pocahontas Trail and taken into custody without incident, according to James City County Police. He was subsequently charged in connection to the death of his mother Edna Webb. 

James City police deputy chief Steven Rubino said Wednesday that officers were called to the home just before 10 a.m. for a welfare check on a woman who did not show up for her job. 

When officers arrived, they found the front door locked, but when they entered the townhome...

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