Demond Tyler was charged with first- and second-degree murder and assault in the death of Shirley Tyler, 67, who was found by a family member Saturday morning unconscious inside her home in the 3200 block of Spaulding Ave. in Central Park Heights.
The state Medical Examiner's Office said Tyler died of asphyxiation and ruled her death a homicide. Police interviewed Tyler again, according to Silbert, and he was arrested and charged. Silbert said detectives have not ascertained a motive.
Tyler was being held without bail at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center and could have a bail hearing in District Court on Wednesday.