- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a Muncie man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his 73-year-old mother.

They say 42-year-old Richard M. Franks was booked into the Delaware County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder.

Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley says Bonnie Lou Franks died of a single gunshot wound to her head about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Deputies found the body on the living room floor near a shotgun.

Sheriff’s investigator Kurt Walthour stated in court records that emergency dispatchers received a call from a man later identified as the Richard M. Franks reporting “his girlfriend had shot his mom … in the back of the head.” Richard Franks was apprehended about an hour later in Muncie.

A 47-year-old woman was questioned in the case but not arrested.

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