Police have arrested 28-year-old Nicolas Aina for stabbing his 64-year-old mother Caroline Adeyelu in her house in Dagenham, east London, UK on Sunday.
Aina was charged with the murder of his mother and the attempted killing of another woman in her 30s whose identity has not been revealed.
The second woman, who also suffered stab wounds, was swiftly conveyed to the hospital for further treatment. Her condition was not believed to be life-threatening.
Aina appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where he was jailed in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.
Police described the incident as “truly shocking” and a neighbour narrated how she heard screaming on Sunday night.
“A man has been arrested and remains in custody and it appears this was an isolated incident confined to a single address.
“I want to reassure people that this is standard practice when dealing with such a serious incident so specialist officers can gather evidence as quickly and securely as is possible.
“You will also see local officers in the area; if you have concerns or information that could help then please speak to them.”