Mom Charged In Death Of Strangled 12-Year-Old Son

A neighbor found the boy unresponsive.

By Jaime Lutz

An Oregon mother is charged with killing her own 12-year-old son in their apartment, a statement by local police said.

Neighbors said that Amy Marie Robertson, 8, left her house yelling about demons on Saturday, a local outlet reported.

“I went out there and told her to calm down. She said, ‘OK,'” a neighbor said. “I said, ‘Where’s your son?’ She said, ‘In the house under the blanket.’ So I went into his room. He wasn’t in there.”

The neighbor found her son, 12-year-old Caden Berry, on a recliner under a blanket. He was cold and unresponsive. Robertson supposedly told the neighbor “I told you not to move the blanket.”

An autopsy found that Berry was killed by strangulation. Robertson was charged with aggravated murder and will make her first court appearance today.

Berry had two brothers. His older brother Colby committed suicide at the age of 12 in 2011.

[Image: Keizer Police]

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