- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) - A man police found earlier this month wandering naked on an eastern Iowa street has been charged with second-degree murder in his mother’s death.

Hiawatha Police said Tuesday in a news release that 32-year-old Joseph Hubbard faces the murder charge in addition to other charges levied against him earlier.

Police say Hubbard already had been charged with arson, burglary and assault. Officers found him wandering naked on a Hiawatha street on Dec. 2 after they say he broke into a church, poured gasoline inside and punched a man. Police say when they then checked his home, they found the body of 56-year-old Deborah Roman, his mother.

A public defender representing Hubbard, Katie Frank, did not immediately return a phone message left at her office Tuesday after the office had closed.

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