Charles McCullum charged stabbing his mother Jeanie Parker to death

March 22, 2013 4:22:09 PM PDT
A Joliet man has been charged with the murder of his mother.

According to police, 21-year old Charles McCullum admitted he stabbed 54-year old Jeanie Parker in their home Thursday just after midnight.

He then dumped her body in the Des Plaines River, authorities said.

Police found a trail of blood at Parker's home after a neighbor called asking for a well-being check.