Minnesota Man Charged With Killing Mother Over Bedbug Infestation

A man is charged with killing his 89-year-old Minnesota mother all because their home was infested with bedbugs, NBC News reported.

Michael Theodore Gallagher, 62, was being held without bail pending a hearing Tuesday afternoon on one count of second-degree murder. Authorities said he suffocated his mother with a garbage bag after beating her with a sculpture and choking her didn’t work.

Police said Gallagher called 911 to say he killed his mother inside their downtown Minneapolis apartment. According to an affidavit, he tried to get rid of the bedbugs himself, but failed.

Prosecutors said he told investigators he tried a number of methods to try to kill his mother, including first bludgeoning her five times with a sculpture of himself.  

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