Son charged with mother's stabbing death in Rio Rancho

Updated: 07/07/2014 5:19 PM | Created: 07/07/2014 10:42 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Rio Rancho police arrested a 25-year-old man in connection to the fatal stabbing of his mother on Sunday afternoon.

Police said John Buric called 911 around 2 p.m. to report that his mother, 51-year-old Kathleen Lopez-Buric, had a heart attack and was unresponsive.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Lopez-Buric dead. They said she appeared to have been stabbed.

Police booked Buric into the Sandoval County Detention Center on an open count of murder.

RRPD detectives are currently determining exactly what took place at the residence leading up to the stabbing. They are treating the incident as a homicide.

John Buric, 25.

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