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Charges: Estranged son killed mother, teen with samurai sword

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Charges have been filed against the estranged son of the woman who was found stabbed to death in her north Minneapolis home on Monday.

Police say two witnesses sleeping inside the house woke to a masked Ishmael Roberts, 22, stabbing Beatrice Wilson with a samurai sword.

He is also accused of killing Wilson's grandson in the home before fleeing the scene, leaving the sheath of the sword behind.

Wilson has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, but no motive has yet been released.

Roberts was arrested Monday night in Iowa after he crashed a car and fled on foot. He was taken into custody after police found him a few blocks away, using a stun gun to subdue him.

Police say they believe Roberts ditched the sword somewhere between the Twin Cities and Waterloo, Iowa. Investigators are asking the public to notify police if they find the weapon.

Investigators say Roberts had been estranged from his family for a few years and had been living on the West Coast.

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