Virginia man charged with killing his mother by cutting her neck

Jay Twyman, left, and Olive G. Twyman (Norfolk Police | Facebook)
Jay Twyman, left, and Olive G. Twyman (Norfolk Police | Facebook)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach man has been accused of killing his mother.

James “Jay” Baker Twyman II, 42, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Olive G. Twyman.

Olive Twyman was found dead in her Virginia Beach home on Oct. 9. The medical examiner says her cause of death was a sharp cut to the neck.

Olive’s son, James Twyman was arrested in New York City on Oct. 12 for being a fugitive from Virginia.

An NYPD officer was looking to write Twyman a parking ticket and ran the vehicle’s license plates only to find that the car had been reported stolen. The officer also discovered that Twyman was wanted for a probation violation in Virginia for an August 2015 charge of threatening to kill or injure by letter.

His attorney in that case, Mike Fasanaro, confirmed this information to WAVY. Fasanaro also told WAVY that Twyman was undergoing mental health counseling, but would not go into details.

Inside the car, police also find Olive Twyman’s missing dog.

James Twyman remains behind bars at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

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