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MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man called 911 to say he stabbed his mother in their North Carolina home and was found outside with blood on his hands and arms.

Alamance County deputies say 29-year-old Jeremiah Walsh also had cuts to his hands that were so severe, he was hospitalized and needed surgery.

Deputies say when they arrived at Walsh’s home near Mebane around 4 a.m. Friday, they found 57-year-old Karla Arnold dead in a bedroom dead from stab wounds.

Authorities did not give a motive for the killing.

Walsh is charged with first-degree murder. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.