Son charged with murder after allegedly killing mum with pot plant

A man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his elderly mother with a pot plant on the NSW central coast.

Emergency services were called to a home on Eastern Road at Tumbi Umbi just after 5.15pm yesterday, following reports of concern for the 82-year-old woman’s welfare.

Upon arrival, paramedics found the elderly woman dead inside the home with head injuries.


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A 56-year-old man, who police say is the son of the woman, was arrested at the property.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with murder.

Police will allege that the man assaulted his mother earlier that morning with a pot plant, before leaving the property and later returning where he called emergency services.

Detectives believe the pair lived at the home together.

The man will appear at Wyong Local Court later today after being refused bail.