Police: Man charged with killing his mother during assault inside Maryland home

    Brent Faulkner (Anne Arundel County Police)

    A man has been charged with murdering his mother during an assault inside a home in Brooklyn, Maryland.

    Brent Faulkner, 25, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of his mother Dona Lee Faulkner, 52, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

    Investigators say Brent Faulkner contacted police saying his mother was murdered and a "suspect" ran out of the home located in the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue.

    Officers arrived to the scene and found Dona Faulkner dead with apparent trauma.

    Anne Arundel County Police say evidence collected on Brent Faulkner and his clothing showed that a struggle occurred between him and Dona Faulkner while she was attempting to defend herself in the attack.

    According to investigators, it was a targeted attack and wasn't a random act of violence.

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