Man suspected of strangling mother faces charges

Published 10:22 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

JACKSON — Prosecutors filed murder charges against a 28-year-old man suspected of strangling his mother in the home they shared in southwestern Minnesota.

Prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday after an autopsy indicated 51-year-old Rebecca G. Thompson likely died of strangulation. Nicholas S. Thompson is facing one count of second-degree intentional homicide and two counts of second-degree unintentional murder.

Authorities have released few details of the homicide, which prosecutors said happened July 4 in Jackson. Authorities said Rebecca Thompson’s mother also lived in the home Thompson shared with her son.

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Nicholas Thompson is being held at the Jackson County Jail pending a bail hearing.