Man Charged With Mother's Murder on UES

Sunday, Jul 3, 2011  |  Updated 6:50 PM EDT
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An Upper East Side man has been charged in the stabbing death of his mother at her apartment Sunday. Jonathan Schwartz, 41, allegedly stabbed his mother during a fight Saturday afternoon on East 85th Street between Park and Madison avenues, police said.

Katherine Creag / NBC New York

An Upper East Side man has been charged in the stabbing death of his mother at her apartment Sunday. Jonathan Schwartz, 41, allegedly stabbed his mother during a fight Saturday afternoon on East 85th Street between Park and Madison avenues, police said.

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An Upper East Side man has been charged with murdering his mother.

Jonathan Schwartz, 41, allegedly stabbed his mother during a fight Saturday afternoon on East 85th Street between Park and Madison avenues, police said.

Barbara Schwartz, 67, was found stabbed in the neck and torso in her seventh-floor apartment just before 5 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Her son was taken into custody at the scene. Schwartz has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

An arraignment was expected Sunday. It wasn't immediately clear whether Schwartz had an attorney.

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