Man accused of strangling mother at her East Peoria home

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.