Brooklyn Man Held In His Mother's Killing

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    Police are at the scene of a fight at Manchester High School.

     A Coney Island man is accused in the death of his 86-year-old mother, whom police say he smothered with a pillow at the apartment they shared. 

    Police said Saturday that 52-year-old Yefim Tsirinsky was arrested on charges of murder and strangulation.
     

    Neighbor Donald Solomon said he was in "shock." He said he  "couldn't believe" Tsirinsky had been involved in his mother's
     death "because he used to take good care of her."

    Solomon said Tsirinsky would push around her wheelchair.
       
    Police say Frida Tsirinsky was found unconscious by officers responding to a call at West 12th Street in Brooklyn on Friday. The 86-year-old woman was taken to Coney Island Hospital.
        
    She was pronounced dead Saturday.
        
    Police declined to discuss the motive in the killing.