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New Jersey Man Accused Of Killing His Mother

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Photo: Herbert Rowlette,44, who is accused of killing his own mother. (Burlington County Prosecutor and Pemberton Township Police) Photo: Herbert Rowlette,44, who is accused of killing his own mother. (Burlington County Prosecutor and Pemberton Township Police)
PEMBERTON, N.J. - The Burlington County Prosecutor and Pemberton Township Police say they have filed murder charges against a man accused of killing his own mother in their home on Sunday night.

Police say they went to the home at 5:40 p.m. Sunday night, after they received a call from Herbert Rowlette,44, indicating a homicide had occurred. According to police, when they arrived they found Maryanne Rowlette,71, dead on the living room floor.

Authorities say Herbert was the only other person home at the time of the killing.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death.

Police are still looking for a motive.

Herbert was scheduled to have his first court appearance this afternoon, but that was called off.

He remains in jail on $500,000 bail.

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