A Town of Tonawanda man has now been charged in the death of his mother whose body was discovered inside her home late last month.
Police have charged David Heck, 55, with manslaughter. Police discovered the body of 87-year-old Ruth Heck inside her Conant Drive home on December 30th. She had apparently been dead for several days. An autopsy showed she died from repeated blows to the head.
David Heck was also found inside the home suffering from self-inflicted wounds. He has been held for observation at the Erie County Medical Center since that day; but is expected to be arraigned in Town of Tonawanda Justice Court Thursday afternoon.