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UPDATE: Mother slain, son charged with murder

Scene of slaying; photo by Robert Pauley Scene of slaying; photo by Robert Pauley
Joshua May Joshua May

SAULSVILLE (WVVA) - A Wyoming County woman has been found dead, and her son is in police custody charged with murder.

At 9:18 a.m. Monday, officers with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a slaying at a residence on Bowers Ridge Road, near Saulsville.

Upon arrival at the home, officers found the body of 63-year-old Sandra May in the front yard outside her home and her son, 30-year-old Josh May, locked inside the residence.

Officers made a forced entry into the home and arrested Josh May without incident. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

May told media as he was being led to his arraignment that he was innocent.

Officers said there was an apparent argument between the suspect and victim.

WVVA News was in Wyoming County for this developing story. More details as they become available.

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