Updated with Video: Concord Teen Charged with Murdering Mom
19-year-old David Grow has been charged with brutally stabbing his mother to death. Prosecutors say mental illness may have caused his action. Video by fox47news.comvideo
David Grow's mother was found dead on Wednesday night at the family's home on Center Street in the Village of Concord. Neighbors say their street was blocked off and lined with police cars.
"At about 8:10 p.m. when I pulled in I had a gentleman tell me that I had to stay in my home," said Jessica Sayre, who lives a few houses away.
David Grow was taken into custody and charged with murder. On Thursday, he appeared in a Jackson County Courtroom for his arraignment. During that time, he was in handcuffs and said few words, often nodding to answer the judge's questions.
"The scene that law enforcement came upon was horrendous and clearly indicative of some type of mental illness that the defendant suffers from. In fact, he has been recently involuntarily committed to the hospital for his mental illness," said Jackson County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Walker.
The judge authorized a psychiatric exam for Grow and ordered that he be held without bond.
Meanwhile, neighbors wouldn't say much about the Grow family. Some were visibly emotional and others were still shocked.
"It's going to take some time to get used to the fact that something like that can happen here," said Sayre.
A Jackson County teenager is facing murder charges in the death of his mother, Robin Grow.
Prosecutors are charging 19-year-old David Grow of Concord with murder. He was arraigned on that charge Thursday afternoon in a Jackson County courtroom.
The teen was arrested Wednesday night after police responded to the home in the 200 block of West Center Street in Concord.