The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the woman sheriff’s deputies believe was killed by her son.
She was identified as Barbara Hutton, 88, of Sacramento County.
Her son, Karl Raymond Hutton, is suspected of fatally beating his mother Saturday at an Arden Arcade home.
Karl Hutton, 56, has been held without bail at Sacramento County Main Jail since being booked Sunday. Sacramento County sheriff’s officials say Hutton argued with his mother at the home in the 3500 block of Mulholland Way before assaulting her.
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Barbara Hutton suffered major head trauma and was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
At a Wednesday court hearing, a judge delayed Hutton’s scheduled arraignment to give Hutton time to retain a lawyer.
He will return to court Wednesday to be arraigned on suspicion of murder in his mother’s death.