close
close

Man confesses to murdering his mother after being arrested for attacking police officers in Washington

A Pennsylvania man arrested in Washington, D.C. for attacking a police officer also reportedly confessed to murdering his 82-year-old mother in her Bucks County home, police said.

Dolores Ingram was found dead in her blood-splattered Northampton Township apartment after her son, William Ingram, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers over the weekend. According to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, the 49-year-old suspect became violent toward police and damaged a patrol car with a skateboard before his arrest on Sunday.

During a subsequent interrogation, Ingram allegedly confessed to murdering his mother, prompting Washington DC police to contact officers in Northampton Township. When local authorities arrived at the house on Beacon Drive, “they observed blood on a window sill and more blood on the walls, windows and floor inside,” according to a statement from the district attorney's office on Monday. The furniture was also in “disarray,” it said.

Officers eventually found Dolores “buried under a pile of household items, including furniture and clothing, in the main living area.”

A neighbor told authorities she was awakened by loud bangs around 1 a.m. Sunday. When she reviewed security camera footage around 1:42 a.m., she observed Ingram leaving his mother's apartment shirtless and returning a minute later. He left the apartment again around 10:03 a.m. with a duffel bag, the video showed, and then likely fled in his mother's Honda Civic.

The cause of death has not yet been officially confirmed, but police said the 82-year-old victim appeared to have suffered severe head trauma. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Ingram has so far only been charged with stealing his mother's vehicle in the Bucks County case, but more charges are likely to be filed, prosecutors said. He remains in custody in Washington, where he also faces charges of assault on a police officer and damaging a police vehicle.