By Ava-joye Burnett

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 57-year-old woman was murdered last Halloween, and this week, police charged her son with the homicide.

Michael Singleton has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Janie McCray.

Police say McCray was murdered October 31, 2017 in the 5400 block of California Blvd.

Responding officers found McCray with a gunshot wound to the back. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Singleton was identified as a suspect by police and arrested Tuesday.

City police say Singleton was on their radar after his mother was shot and possibly run over with a car.

“There are a number of injuries to her, and again it appears she was run over. It appeared that it was brutal, whatever occured,” Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith said.

Police believe the mother and son had a disagreement and he allegedly returned the day after and attacked her.

The victim’s sister, who’s also the suspect’s aunt is asking why.

“Why? Because he was always taking good care of her. They were always together,” McCray’s sister said.

McCray’s sister said her nephew was the first to contact her, and in a tear-filled phone call, he broke the news that his mother was murdered. But she never thought he was a suspect.

“Even at her memorial, when he got up to talk, he cried and talked. You would have never thought of anything like that,” McCray’s sister said.

This new revelation has now opened new wounds for an already grieving family.

[Reporter: “Do you think it could be a mistake?”]

“I hope so, but I would think after all this time, they had to have something to say it was him,” McCray’s sister said.

According to police, Singleton was arrested in Havre de Grace, where he lives. He’s being held without bond.

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