Man Questioned about Burglaries Arrested for his Mother’s Grisly Murder
,Photo: Matthew Redmond under arrest (NBC Bay Area)
BRENTWOOD — Police merely looking for a burglary suspect stumbled into the scene of a grisly murder. Inside the home they searched, a son allegedly murdered his mother.
Police received reports of someone trying to break into cars and residences on the morning of July 3. Citizens saw the suspect prowling in the neighborhood near the intersection of Chaucer and Torrington drives.
Responding officers located and detained a man matching the suspect’s description, near where a burglary in progress was interrupted by a resident returning home.
The same man also attempted to carjack the returning resident’s car, an incident recorded on surveillance video, but the resident resisted and chased him away.
The suspect detained for questioning nearby, 29-year-old Matthew Redmond, lives with his family on the 300 block of Torrington Drive. However, Redmond had blood on him, prompting officers to conduct a welfare check at the Redmond home.
Once inside the home officers found the man’s mother 54-year-old Marta Redmond dead at approximately 10:30 a.m. Her body was lying in a pool of blood on the bathroom floor. No one else was at home at that time.
Someone attempted to break into several cars and homes in the neighborhood that same morning. Police suspect that it was Redmond. However, they arrested him instead on suspicion of matricide.
Authorities charged Redmond with murder. He remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $1 million bail.