October 31, 2014
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man suspected of killing his stepmother with an ax has been charged with murder.
The Orange County Register says 21-year-old Oscar Morlett was charged Monday. He was arrested on Friday after the body of 66-year-old Jeanne Morlett was found in a Lake Forest home.
Authorities haven't mentioned a motive for the killing.
Morlett remains jailed on $1 million bail and could get 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
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