Homicide

Teen charged as adult with allegedly killing his mother with hammer

Teen charged as adult with allegedly killing his mother with hammer

In what he called a "very tragic situation," a Harford County District Court judge continued to hold without bail a 16-year-old C. Milton Wright High School student who allegedly beat his mother to death with a hammer in their Bel Air home last week.

Andrew Zaragoza was charged Saturday as an adult with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure in connection with the July 20 death of Donna Zaragoza, 56, in their home in the 1000 block of Jeanett Way in Bel Air, according to a news release posted by the Sheriff's Office on Facebook.

Andrew Zaragoza appeared via closed-circuit television from...

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