- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A Fremont man suspected of killing his mother last week told detectives he hit the retired teacher over the head with an ax, shot her in the back at least four times, and then sliced her chest open with a knife.

According to court documents released Tuesday, Omar Malik Pattigen described the brutal killing and disemboweling of his mother on Sept. 28 to detectives.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/1WM8581) an Alameda County Coroner’s Office autopsy determined Nailah Pettigen was shot through the head once, had six bullet wounds in her back, and had been cut open from her chin to her cervix.

Fremont police found her dead inside her apartment on sept. 29 after her ex-husband and the suspect’s father asked police to do a welfare check because they were not answering their phones.

The 31-year-old was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in a Fremont courtroom.


Information from: The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com

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