YORK COUNTY -- A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his own mother.
Tuesday afternoon, York-Poquoson authorities received a 911 call from a house on Ponsoby Drive in the Tabb area of the county. When deputies arrived they found 40-year-old Heather Perkins dead; she was stabbed to death.
Investigators arrested her son, Ronnie Dovbish, who was home at the time.
This is really surprising what happened I don t know I hope this will be the last time you know. I ve never seen anything like this. I was just surprised, one neighbor said.
Another neighbor whose property was right next to the crime scenesaid he knows and works with the victim s husband. He said the two are in the military.
He said residents are shaken and his daughter is afraid, My daughter, she s 11 and she said dad I m sleeping with you tonight.
In the meantime, the victim's son is being held without bond.