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Chico man arrested for the murder of his mother

By Colin Steiner,
Published On: Jan 17 2014 10:00:00 PM CST

A Chico man has been arrested for killing his own mother Wednesday night.

33-year-old Brian Weissinger is accused of strangling his mother, 71-year-old Rochanah Weissinger. 

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says the two had an argument Wednesday night at a the home of Rochanah Weisinger on the 2900 block of Morseman Ave off of East Lassen Avenue just north of the Chico city limits.

Deputies assisted Chico police and found Rochanah dead at the scene.

Her son, Brian, was detained at a nearby relative's house but not arrested while the investigation continued.

An autopsy later showed she died of strangulation.

Brian Weissinger was arrested Friday in Chico and booked into the Butte County Jail on a charge of murder.

His bail has been set at $1,000,000.