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Vallejo parolee calls police, admits killing 89-year-old mother

VALLEJO — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother.

Investigators said Dennis Stanworth, 70, called Vallejo police just before noon Wednesday and said he had killed his mother at his home.

Stanworth led officers to the body of Nellie Turner Stanworth. Investigators wouldn't say how she was killed.

Lt. Jim O'Connell said in a news release that Stanworth was arrested for investigation of murder and booked into the Solano County Jail.

Stanworth was sentenced to death in 1966 after being convicted of two counts of murder for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and shooting two teenage girls in Contra Costa County.


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