Prosecutor: Ohio man killed mom in fit of rage

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — More information has come out in the slaying of a 44-year-old central Ohio woman, allegedly by her 22-year-old son.

A prosecutor in Columbus told a judge Wednesday that Tyler Dunkle strangled his mother, Terri Menendez, in a fit of rage on Friday and hid her body in a closet at their Hilliard town house.

Prosecutor Marla Farbacher said that Dunkle then stole his mother’s car and drove to his Chillicothe hometown. Then, Farbacher said, he returned and tried to kill himself with drugs and alcohol.

Police found Menendez dead and Dunkle unconscious on Monday after Menendez’s co-workers were concerned that she didn’t show up for work.

Dunkle appeared in court Wednesday on a murder charge, and his bond was set at $1 million. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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