Police have charged SC man with killing his mother

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been charged with choking and beating to death his 65-year-old mother.

The Greenville News reported that 41-year-old James D. Chapman was arrested Saturday and charged with murder.

Jail records show Chapman was awaiting a bail hearing, but there was no information about whether he had an attorney.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Tom Selfridge said Margaret Parker died Friday of blunt force trauma and choking.

Greenville police Sgt. Jason Rampey said Parker's body was found on her living room floor at a downtown apartment building. The newspaper reported that Chapman lives in the same apartment building.

Rampey said police went to the apartment after a friend or relative of the woman called police to say something was wrong.

Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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