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Chatham Man Charged in Mother's Slaying

Posted February 26, 2007 11:46 a.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2007 4:04 p.m. EST

— A Siler City man has been charged in the weekend stabbing death of his mother, authorities said Monday.

Bobby Lee Person, 28, of 220 Fletcher Siler Road, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the Chatham County Jail, authorities said.

Colene Person, 53, was found dead in her home by her husband Sunday morning, authorities said. She died from apparent stab wounds.

Bobby Lee Person took his mother’s vehicle to Asheboro, where he surrendered to the Asheboro Police Department Sunday afternoon. Chatham County Sheriff's Office detectives questioned him about the stabbing, which he said occurred during an argument, and charged him.

During a brief court appearance Monday, Person was assigned a court-appointed attorney. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 19.