Man charged with stabbing his double-leg amputee mother to death with a screwdriver

Man charged with stabbing his double-leg amputee mother to death with a screwdriver

(As originally published, Mon, October 23rd 2023, 6:29 PM EDT)

MODESTO, Calif. (TND) — A man in California is charged in a gruesome case with murdering his own mother.

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Modesto for a domestic disturbance on Sept. 30.

They found the victim “with unspecified life-threatening injuries.” She was taken to a hospital but could not be saved.

Investigators with the Major Crimes Unit found the victim’s son — 38-year-old Zachary Morris — “near the immediate crime scene” and arrested him for homicide.

According to the district attorney’s office, he stabbed his mother, Dana Morris, with a screwdriver multiple times. She was a double-leg amputee.

Man charged with stabbing his double-leg amputee mother to death with a screwdriver
Zachary Morris is charged with was charged with murder while inflicting torture and abuse of a dependent adult causing death, Oct. 3, 2023. (Stanislaus Co. Sheriff’s Office)

On Oct. 3, Zachary Morris was charged with murder while inflicting torture and abuse of a dependent adult causing death.

KOVR reports his lawyer is questioning whether Morris is competent to stand trial.

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