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Catherine McDonald death: Son charged with murder

Catherine McDonald Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Catherine McDonald was found dead in Norton Fitzwarren on Tuesday

A man has been charged with murdering his mother who was found stabbed and asphyxiated in a village near Taunton.

Catherine McDonald was discovered at her home on Hilly Park in Norton Fitzwarren on 30 September.

Alex McDonald, 27, of Hilly Park, appeared before Taunton Deane Magistrates Court earlier, Avon and Somerset Police said.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday.

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