Boston man charged with killing mother

February 28, 2020 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man charged with killing his mother was ordered at his arraignment Friday to undergo an evaluation at a state psychiatric facility.

Zackery Grandy, 22, was held without bail at his arraignment on a murder charge in the beating death Thursday of his mother, Gisel Thomas. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

Grandy is “delusional” and ”completely out of touch with reality,” said his attorney, Keith Halpern.

Officers responding to a call went to home in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday and found the victim inside, police said in a statement. Grandy was later arrested.

The woman’s death was the city’s 10th homicide of the year, police said.