Son accused of stabbing mother to death

29-year-old Johnathan Wise (Durham Police Department)

April 18, 2011 4:52:24 PM PDT
Durham police charged a man with murder Sunday after officers responded to a stabbing call on Stream Road.

Officers were dispatched to 710 Rippling Stream Road at 3:57 p.m. When they arrived, they found 54-year-old Lenora Smith inside the home. She had been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her son, 29-year-old Johnathan Dewayne Wise, who also lived in the home, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder. He was placed in Durham County Jail without bond.

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