TRURO, MASS. (WHDH) – A man who was arrested after his mother’s body was found burning in a courtyard has died after suffering a “medical emergency” in his jail cell, according to justice officials.
Adam Howe, 34, was originally arrested and charged in connection with the murder of his 70-year-old mother in Truro on Friday. He was due to be charged on Monday, October 3, before he suffered an apparent medical emergency in his cell over the weekend, according to a Bristol County Jail information official.
In a statement, the PIO said Howe was taken to a hospital in New Bedford, where he was later pronounced dead. As of Sunday night, no cause of death had been determined as the Massachusetts State Police, which is attached to the Bristol County Attorney’s Office, is investigating.
Howe was taken into custody on Friday night after first responders first responded to a health check and a separate report of a fire around 9:30pm, only to see him standing in the front yard of a house next to a fire that was soon being attacked by first responders was reported was a burning body.
Howe then ran inside and locked the door before the Cape Cod SWAT team later entered and arrested him.
According to prosecutors, evidence indicated that Howe’s mother, Susan, was the deceased.
State Police detectives were investigating the matter along with Truro Police and the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
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