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Anne Arundel police charge man with murder in his 85-year-old mother’s death after attack at her Edgewater home

Anne Arundel County police arrested a 55-year-old man and charged him with murder after his 85-year-old mother died from injuries from an attack at her Edgewater home Tuesday morning.

Officers responded around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 1900 block of Woodsboro Place in Edgewater where they discovered Zakia Et Al Zaharna suffering from “apparent trauma.” She was transported to a local hospital but died upon arrival, police said.

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Police said evidence recovered from the crime scene indicates the incident was a targeted attack and there is no ongoing threat to the community. Officers arrested 55-year-old Aiman Ghazi Zaharna, who they said is her son.

The investigation is ongoing. Police encourage people to call the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. People who want to remain anonymous can call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org.

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