The Bethel Town police in Westmoreland are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old woman, who was allegedly stabbed to death and her throat slashed by her teenage son last night.
The dead woman has been identified as Grace McDonald, a farmer of Berkshire in Bethel Town.
According to police reports, McDonald was attacked by her son while she was watching the television in her bedroom about 7:20 pm.
The police were subsequently summoned and on arrival of the lawmen, McDonald was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The lawmen could not say what triggered the attack, however the teenage boy has since been taken into their custody.