CLEARWATER, Fla. (TCD) -- A 24-year-old man was taken into custody after he allegedly admitted to killing his mother and planning it for a long time.
According to Clearwater Police, on Saturday, July 16, at approximately 5 p.m., a neighbor called 911 after allegedly hearing a woman screaming for help inside a unit at The Palms at Countryside Apartments at 25350 U.S. 19 N. When officers arrived, they reportedly found Mary Beth Lopez deceased inside.
Mary Beth’s son, Logan Lopez, reportedly told officers and homicide detectives that he "lured" her to his apartment "for the purpose of 'putting an end to her' after planning the murder for a year."
Logan allegedly beat his mother to death with a hammer and stabbed her several times.
He reportedly does not have a previous criminal record.