Massachusetts man accused of killing his mother is dead after apparent suicide in cell – WCVB Boston
Adam Howe, 34, died in his cell at Ashe Street Jail in New Bedford on the night of Sunday, Oct. 2, after setting his mother on fire outside their Truro home two nights before, authorities said.
Adam was arrested and charged with his mother’s murder. Family members speculated that Adam might have a mental health issue, and asked for help to reach out to him.
Adam also has past run-ins with law enforcement, including breaking and entering and receiving stolen property. He was also found carrying Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, without a prescription.
Susan was the President of the Truro Historical Society, and coordinated a 20-year lease with the National Park Service to preserve the Highland House Museum. The Truro Select Board said that Susan Howe was a beloved member of their community and they are praying for her family and friends.
Adam Howe was transported to Ash Street Jail on Saturday afternoon, where he obstructed his airways with wet toilet paper. This caused a medical emergency that lead to his self-inflicted death. He was pronounced dead at 3:37 pm at a hospital.
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