LI man accused of strangling 88-year-old mother

April 22, 2011 8:28:41 AM PDT
A Long Island man is facing murder charges after police say he strangled his mother and then slashed his own wrists.

Nassau County police were releasing few details Friday about the incident, which took place a day earlier in Garden City.

A press release says a 56-year-old James Olsen called police, telling them he had strangled his mother. When officers arrived, they found 88-year-old Ruth Olsen woman dead.

The man was taken to a hospital for self-inflicted slash wounds to his wrist. His condition was not immediately known.

He was expected to be arraigned on a second-degree murder charge at a later date. It was not known if the man had a lawyer.

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