Man accused of stabbing mother, burning house

January 21, 2009 5:05:41 AM PST
A Willingboro man has been accused of stabbing his mother, then burning down their house with her body inside. Forty-eight-year-old Robert Anderson was arrested Tuesday, a day after the body of 70-year-old Jestie Mims was found in her charred house.

Police say Anderson bound and stabbed his mother late Friday or early Saturday, then set the house on fire Monday morning before driving away in her car.

He has been charged with murder and arson and is being held on bail of $750,000.

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