Son Charged with Stabbing Mom to Death in the Rockaways, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner on May 7, 2013 9:20am | Updated on May 7, 2013 11:32am

 Sylvia Scott was discovered in her Shorefront Parkway home with multiple stab wounds, cops said.
Sylvia Scott was discovered in her Shorefront Parkway home with multiple stab wounds, cops said.
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NEW YORK CITY — A man was charged with stabbing and killing his 60-year-old mother in their Rockaways home, cops said.

Sylvia Scott was pronounced dead after she was discovered about 12:43 p.m. with multiple stab wounds to her torso in her home on Shore Front Parkway, near Beach 77th Street, according to the NYPD.

Lonnie Scott, 35, was taken into custody later Monday, and charged with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

It is unclear what sparked the violence, but cops said the two had not been fighting beforehand and didn't have a history of domestic disputes.

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