Ft. Pierce man arrested for mother's murder

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - A Fort Pierce woman is dead, and her son is arrested for murder.

It happened Wednesday afternoon at the Manatee Mobile Home Park. Police said Alejandrina Leija de Perez was found shot to death in her mobile home.

Her son, Samuel Perez, was arrested, and detectives said he made statements to them that gave them probable cause to arrest him as a suspect. "[We're] really boggled on what the motive could be at this time. We really don't have any clear indication on what was the cause of this," said Sgt. Dave Cuti, Fort Pierce Police Department.

Perez remains in the St. Lucie County jail charged with murder.

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