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Updated Feb 16, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Deputies: Yucca man killed, buried mom

YUCCA, Ariz. — A Yucca man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia has told investigators that he killed his mother after being ordered by the “dream police.”

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said 46-year-old Roger Drake was arrested Friday after deputies found what they believed to be the body of his mother, 66-year-old Carol Drake, at her Yucca home. The younger Drake had initially told deputies that his mother, who had been reported missing, had gone to California to visit friends.

The body was discovered during a search warrant after Roger Drake admitted himself at the Mohave Mental Health Facility. Roger Drake told investigators that he punched Carol Drake and stabbed her numerous times with a kitchen knife.

He is being held on homicide charge. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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