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Bullhead City man arrested after mother’s stabbing death

Updated August 13, 2019 - 6:37 am

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — A Bullhead City man is accused of stabbing his mother to death after the two got into a fight.

Bullhead City police say 43-year-old Travers Wesley Proulx has been booked into Mohave County Jail on first-degree murder and other charges.

It was not immediately known Monday if he had an attorney.

Investigators say officers and paramedics found 74-year-old Bette Vaughn dead of multiple stab wounds at a home around 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

According to family members, her screams woke up the suspect’s brother.

Travers then threatened to kill the brother and his stepfather before fleeing on foot.

Police searching the area followed a tip that Travers was hiding at a nearby home.

He was found and arrested.

Mohave County sheriff’s deputies have since recovered the knife.

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