Paroled Double Murderer Leads Officers To Body Of Dead Mother In Vallejo

VALLEJO (CBS/AP) — Police say a paroled California double murderer has led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother.

Vallejo investigators say 70-year-old Dennis Stanworth telephoned police just before noon on Wednesday and said he killed his mother at his home.

Stanworth led arriving officers to the body of Nellie Turner Stanworth. Investigators won’t say how she was killed.

Lt. Jim O’Connell says in a news release that Stanworth was arrested and booked for investigation of murder at the Solano County Jail.

Stanworth was sentenced to death in 1966 after being convicted of two counts of murder for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and shooting two teenage girls in Contra Costa County. The sentence was later reduced to a life sentence, and he was paroled and required to register as a sex offender.

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