A 20-year-old Anne Arundel County man has been charged with killing his mother at their Glen Burnie apartment, police said yesterday.
Police officers were called about 7:18 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Woodhill Drive, where they spoke with two people who said they returned to their apartment and discovered a relative, Ofelia Noyola-Monrroy, 48, severely injured and unresponsive, police said.
The two family members also said that Noyola-Monrroy's adult son, David Rico Noyola, 20, had been at the apartment, but he wasn't there when they returned.
Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said he would not identify the two relatives because they were potentially "witnesses to a violent crime."
A short time later, Noyola was detained near another relative's home near Americana Circle in Glen Burnie. He has been charged with first-degree murder, police said. Police said they did not know of a motive.
Noyola-Monrroy suffered from severe trauma to the upper body, but the exact cause of death has not been determined, police said. An autopsy is scheduled.
No one answered the door yesterday afternoon at the apartment where the family lived. Telephone calls to the home were not answered.
Noyola is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis. A bail review hearing is scheduled for Monday.
According to court records, Noyola was charged in September with two counts of indecent exposure and a fourth-degree sex offense, which is an allegation of making sexual contact without consent.
A trial in that case is scheduled for Jan. 23.