WBTV: Son may have killed mother to cover up thefts
The 88-year-old woman who police say was shot to death by her son Monday at an east Charlotte home was a longtime educator who was part of a Duke University documentary on the Jim Crow era of the South.
And the man accused of killing her was a practicing attorney in Virginia who, according to Observer media partner WBTV, may have killed her to cover up that he had taken MONEY! from her.
Imogene Yongue was found dead Monday afternoon at a single-story home in the 6100 block of Vernedale Road, off Sharon Amity Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. They responded after receiving a call about the woman’s welfare, police said.
The woman’s 56-year-old son, William Henry Yongue, was at the home, police said. After questioning him for several hours, detectives charged the man with first-degree murder.