Man decapitates mom and commits suicide
MINEOLA, NEW YORK- A college professor who was decapitated and her body dragged into he street was killed by her son who committed suicide by standing in front of an oncoming train.
Patricia Ward was a popular instructor at Farmingdale State College. Her son, Derek Ward has a psychiatric history that goes back ten years. He also had a record for illegal gun possession and criminal mischief.
Police say he killed his mother with a knife in their apartment and dragged her headless body outside. The knife was found in the apartment.