SOUTHGATE (WWJ) – A Southgate man has been charged in the brutal murder of his elderly mother.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 53-year-old James Shields with premeditated murder in the stabbing death of 86-year-old Irene Shields.

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Worthy said police were called to a home on Longtin Street around 8 p.m. on July 4, and upon arrival found the lifeless body Irene Shields, who had sustained multiple stab wounds.

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James Shields was arrested the next day. Police aren’t saying what led up to the stabbing.

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Shields will remain in jail until a preliminary examination on July 20.