Man charged with murdering his mother

Police have charged a man in connection with the murder of his 78-year-old mother.

On June 30, police found a woman with obvious signs of trauma in an apartment at 240 Scarlett Rd. Barbara Starkey-Brailsford was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s son was taken into custody without incident, police said in a statement.

Thomas Brailsford, 49, is charged with first-degree murder.

He was scheduled to appear in court July 1.