New Yorker Now Charged with Murder - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

03/27/06 - Woodville

New Yorker Now Charged with Murder

by Ramonica R. Jones

A man arrested by East Texas authorities after reportedly killing his mother in another state is now charged with murder.

Woodville police arrested 46-year-old Carey van Buren a week ago for drunk driving and marijuana possession. They later found out he was also wanted for the murder of his own mother.

Van Buren had been driving his mother's car for several days when he was pulled over, possibly headed for Mexico. He reportedly told Woodville authorities he hit his mother in the head with a mallet during an argument, killing her.

New York State authorities are expected to arrive in East Texas Tuesday to extradite van Buren back to New York.

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