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A 63-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed and killed by her adult son after a family scuffle in Laveen Sunday morning, authorities said.
At about 11 a.m., police responded to reports of domestic violence at a home near 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road, said Sgt. Alan Pfohl, a Phoenix police spokesman.
Police identified Olanzo Gomez, 42, as the suspect and took him into custody Sunday.
Upon arrival, the mother, Mercy Gomez, was found stabbed. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries, police said.
Police booked Olanzo Gomez into jail one count of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.
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