2009-06-25 / Local & State

Pa. Man Accused Of Strangling 71-Year- Old Mother

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP)- A south-central Pennsylvania man is accused of strangling his 71-year-old mother with an electric cord.

David Ebling was already jailed on an unrelated charge when police announced Friday that he was charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse. The 45-year-old man lived with his mother, Jeanette Ebling, in Swatara Township, Lebanon County, about 75 miles west-northwest of Philadelphia.

A neighbor found Jeanette Ebling strangled in her home June 12.

A message seeking comment from a public defender who represented Ebling in a previous matter was not immediately returned.

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