PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A man is accused of strangling his mother in front of his 11-year-old son because she bothered him while he was sleeping in her East Peoria home.
Thirty-four-year-old Justin Noward was charged Monday with aggravated domestic battery.
Court documents say Noward got on top of his mother and started choking her on Sunday after she entered a bedroom where he was sleeping to retrieve a laptop.
Noward is being held on a $20,000 bond and is expected to return to court Nov. 25.
It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.