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Man appears in Sacramento courtroom in elderly mother’s fatal beating

Karl Raymond Hutton is suspected in the beating death of his 88-year-old mother inside an Arden-Arcade residence, authorities said.
Karl Raymond Hutton is suspected in the beating death of his 88-year-old mother inside an Arden-Arcade residence, authorities said. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Karl Raymond Hutton, suspected of fatally beating his 88-year-old mother Saturday at his Arden Arcade-area home, will return to Sacramento Superior Court Jan. 27 to be arraigned on suspicion of murder in the woman’s death.

Hutton, 56, held without bail at Sacramento County Main Jail since being booked Sunday, appeared for the Wednesday afternoon hearing before visiting Superior Court Judge Steven Howell. The Sacramento County man responded in a loud, clear voice, “Yes, I am,” when asked if he was Karl Raymond Hutton. Howell delayed Hutton’s scheduled arraignment to give Hutton time to retain counsel.

Sacramento County sheriff’s officials say Hutton argued with his mother at the home in the 3500 block of Mulholland Way before assaulting her. The woman suffered major head trauma and was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Hutton family members attended the afternoon hearing but declined to comment.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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