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Durham man charged with killing mother

A Durham man was charged with murder Sunday after his mother was found stabbed to death, police said Monday.

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Johnathan Dewayne Wise
DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham man was charged with murder Sunday after his mother was found stabbed to death at the home they shared, police said Monday.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 710 Rippling Stream Road shortly before 4 p.m. and found Lenora Smith, 54, dead at the scene.

She had been stabbed several times, police said.

Smith's son, 29-year-old Johnathan Dewayne Wise, of the same address, was charged with murder. He was being held in the Durham County jail without bond.

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