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Mentally Ill Man Kills Mother, Himself in NW Houston

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Deputies say a man killed his mother then took his own life in northwest Harris County last night.

NEWS 92 FM’S Trey Westerburg has details:

 

The murder-suicide happened at an apartment complex on Butte Creek near FM 1960.

When deputies arrived, they say 30-year-old Bernard Turner shot his mother right in front of them.

Then deputies say Turner barricaded himself inside a bedroom with his mother’s body.

Officers evacuated several nearby apartments and SWAT was called in.

Once officers entered the home, they found Turner’s dead body not far from his mother’s.

Officers say he had a history of mental illness.

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