St. Paul man charged in mother's death

The son of a woman found dead this week in a St. Paul house was charged Friday with strangling his mother and setting the duplex where she lived on fire. Michael Ray Caldwell, 20, of St. Paul, was charged with second-degree murder Lorine Mary Johnson, 49, after he confessed to the murder while undergoing a psychological evaluation at United Hospital.
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The son of a woman found dead this week in a St. Paul house was charged Friday with strangling his mother and setting the duplex where she lived on fire. Michael Ray Caldwell, 20, of St. Paul, was charged with second-degree murder Lorine Mary Johnson, 49, after he confessed to the murder while undergoing a psychological evaluation at United Hospital.

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