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Man kills his 89-year-old mother because he found bedbugs on his mattress

By Mason White 2:48 PM December 28, 2015
Michael Gallagher 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his elderly mother because he found bedbugs in their apartment, police in Minnesota said.

Minneapolis police said that they have arrested 62-year-old Michael Gallagher, after being accused of killing 89-year-old Patricia Gallagher.

Michael Gallagher was charged with one count of second-degree murder. He was booked into the Hennepin County Jail , and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Michael Gallagher was helping his mother clean their apartment when he found bedbugs.

He tried to get rid of them, but failed. Michael Gallagher believed that the lease on their apartment would not be renewed because of the bedbug problem.

He flew into a rage and hit his mother in the head with a sculpture. He then suffocated her with a pillow, strangled her with a garbage bag.

He then called the police to confess to the murder.