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Police: Man accused of killing mother, dog on Thanksgiving

December 1, 2020 GMT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been accused of killing his mother and the family dog, who were both found dead on Thanksgiving day, police said.

Jacob N. Davis, 27, was charged with second-degree murder and animal cruelty, news outlets reported.

Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Linda Kuehn said police were performing a welfare check on Thursday when they found 50-year-old Tara Davis dead inside a home.

Animal control was called to the home later in the day.

Kuehn said the case is under investigation but it is believed to be a domestic-related incident.

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Davis was being held without bond in the Virginia Beach City Jail. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who would comment on his behalf.