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Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 29 2014 Oct 29, 2014 October 29, 2014 6:52 PM October 29, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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.

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