A 63-year-old man was being held in the Wichita County Jail Friday on a $2 million bond after police accused him of stabbing his mother to death less than a month after being given her power of attorney
Tommy Ray Morrow
was charged with murder in connection with the death of 81-year-old Helen Clark.
According to a probable cause affidavit:
Officers with the Burkburnett Police Department went to the 100 block of Smith after receiving a 911 call Thursday from a man who said he believed his mother had died
Paramedics and officers got to the house and were met at the door by Morrow.
He took them inside, where they found Helen Clark slumped over in a chair.
The table next to her chair was in disarray. The telephone was on the floor, and a drink had been spilled.
When the paramedics asked Morrow about any health problems, he told them she had been having some medical issues but was unable to explain them to doctors
The paramedics looked at the woman and noticed that she had lacerations on her wrists, throat and a stab wound in the chest.
They also noticed that there was a towel on the floor and saw a knife handle sticking out from under it.
Officers walked Morrow outside to talk with him, and he became uncooperative, an officer wrote in the report. It also states that he called his lawyer.
Police questioned the man about the house, asking if anyone else had access to it. He advised them that he was the only one who had been there.
Police checked their records and found that on March 26, Morrow called police asking if a person could be buried by a friend if they dug a hole and put them in it.
He was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with a May 1978 arrest, for which he spent several years in prison and then time on parole. His parole on that charge expired in January 1984, the website states.
He received five years probation for attempting to commit-sexual performance with a child in connection with a July 1984 arrest, it says.
Morrow was charged in July 1994 for harassment by the Burkburnett Police Department.