Son of woman found dead in house fire charged

Son of woman found dead in house fire charged (Image 1)
Son of woman found dead in house fire charged (Image 1)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Memphis have charged a man in the strangulation death of his mother, whose body was found in her burning home.

According to The Commercial Appeal, Estelle Carron had taught English at a private school in Memphis for two decades before moving to New Orleans earlier this year. She had returned to Memphis for a weekend visit when her home was found in flames on Sunday. Firefighters found her body inside.

Police arrested 22-year-old Alexandre A. Kim on Tuesday, charging him with first-degree murder.

Brad Kroeker, who identified himself as Carron's companion, told the newspaper she was selling her home in Memphis and wanted to make certain her son had a place to live.

Kroeker said Carron was teaching French at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans.

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