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Son charged with murdering his mother

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Michael Joseph Burke (Source: Calloway County Jail) Michael Joseph Burke (Source: Calloway County Jail)
Karen McClellan (Source: family submitted) Karen McClellan (Source: family submitted)
Karen McClellan (Source: family submitted) Karen McClellan (Source: family submitted)
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MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - One man is in custody after allegedly stabbing his mother to death in Murray. 

The stabbing occurred on 13th Street in Murray, Ky. at around 7 p.m. Monday.

Police say they found Karen McClellan, 55, stabbed to death after responding to a call that evening.

Police arrested McClellan's son, Michael Burke, 34, and charged him with murder. 

He was taken to the Calloway County Jail.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in Murray.

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