MURDER USA: Brent Faulkner charged with beating his mother to death for Valentine’s Day; a dozen blows instead of a dozen roses did the trick

MURDER USA: Brent Faulkner charged with beating his mother to death for Valentine’s Day; a dozen blows instead of a dozen roses did the trick


BROOKLYN, MD. – A recent rash of sons killing their mothers in the Chesapeake region, with two such crimes in Montgomery County, added another such horror in Anne Arundel County on Valentine’s Day.

Instead of buying his mother a dozen roses, police alleged that this dirtbag ended the life of the woman who bore him and delivered him into the world twenty-five years ago.

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Police say that on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 2:59 p.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn, Maryland for a report of a burglary. The 911 caller told police dispatchers that his mother had been murdered and a suspect had run out of the residence.

Brent Faulkner charged with beating his mother to death on Valentines Day, 2019.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the man who made the 911 call outside of the home who was identified as Brent Ryan Faulkner, a 25-year-old male from the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue.

Officers entered the residence to locate any victims and possible suspects. Officers discovered an adult female with apparent trauma. Fire department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the female deceased. The deceased female was identified as Dona Lee Faulkner, a 52-year-old female of the same address and the mother of Brent Faulkner.

Anne Arundel Police report that Brent Faulkner was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division to be interviewed. Several detectives converged on the area in order to conduct a canvass and interview witnesses. Homicide detectives assisted by the Evidence Collection Unit executed a search warrant on the residence and collected multiple pieces of evidence.

Police say that evidence was located on Brent Faulkner’s person and clothing that he was wearing which began to unravel the lies he was telling investigators. Police also reported that the crime scene indicated a struggle took place in the residence where Ms. Faulkner tried to defend herself during the assault.

Detectives and Evidence Technicians then identified and documented fresh injuries on Brent Faulkner’s body.

Through interviews, the crime scene and physical evidence Brent Faulkner was identified as the suspect in the murder of his mother. He was charged with the First- and Second-Degree murder of Dona Faulkner. Evidence indicates that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If anyone with information wishes to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Suspect: Brent Faulkner 25-year-old from the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn

Charges: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder

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