A son who allegedly murdered his mother almost decapitated her with a machete, police have said.
Dukinson Appolon, 26, is accused of slaying Yolande Georges while she was living with him in Laurel, Delaware.
Officers found the mother-of-three's body with the horrific neck wound when they went to check up on her on January 7.
Her family members greeted cops and said she was dead inside on the second floor. Investigators then allegedly discovered the bloody blade in Appolon's room.
They had arrested Appolon hours earlier while he was trying to stab himself in the neck with a pen in the middle of the street.
The officer used a stun gun to stop Appolon and take him into custody, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment and a mental health evaluation, The News Journal reported.
He allegedly told the mental health nurses he had killed someone.
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