Son charged with murdering his mother in Athens

Athens Police were able to locate and arrest Sean Kevin Sutton about 25 minutes into their investigation.

Posted: Nov 22, 2018 6:40 AM
Updated: Nov 26, 2018 11:56 AM

Athens Police arrested the son of a woman found who was found dead in her apartment and charged him with murder.

Officers responded to an apartment on North Malone Street in Athens around 2 p.m. on Wednesday for a reported homicide. When they arrived, they found the body of Emma Sutton, 79. 

Sean Kevin Sutton, 47, was booked into the Limestone County Jail at 11:38 p.m. on Wednesday night. He has not been given a bond amount. Sean Kevin Sutton, 47, was booked into the Limestone County Jail at 11:38 p.m. on Wednesday night. He has not been given a bond amount.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said on Wednesday that Sutton was physically assaulted, but did not elaborate on the cause of death. He said on Thursday morning that information will likely be released sometime next week.

About 25 minutes later, they were able to locate Emma's son, Sean Kevin Sutton, 47, several blocks away. He was taken into custody and brought back to the Athens Police Department. 

Sutton was booked into the Limestone County Jail at 11:38 p.m. A bond amount has not been determined.

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