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Police: Man kills mother over money

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Winter Haven police say a man stabbed his mother to death in a fit of rage about money.

Detectives say 36-year-old Micah Lee Hobbs went into his mother's bedroom early this morning and began stabbing her.

The victim's 83-year-old mother was sleeping in another room and awoke to cries for help.

She found the body of 57-year-old Eva Marie Hobbs in a pool of blood and called 9-1-1.

Police later found Micah Hobbs sitting in the street at the corner of 2nd St. and Avenue G.

He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail.

During an interview, Hobbs told detectives that he stabbed his mother because she was controlling his money and he was tired of it.

He's now charged with first degree murder.

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