Bond hearing scheduled for man accused of killing his mother

MOBILE, Ala. – A Mobile man accused of killing his mother is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Thursday morning, March 26.

FOX10 News got our first look Wednesday at the secluded house off Repoll Road where 26-year-old  Derek Boyce lived with his mother, 53-year-old Maureen Day.

“They’ve live here forever,a long time,” a relative said.

A man who identified himself as Day’s brother came out of the home. He didn’t want to go on camera, and he said the family is not ready to talk about the tragedy.

“If you just give them a little bit of time, and they’ll probably know more after the initial bail hearing,” he said.

Police now say after shooting his mother several times, Boyce called a relative who then call police.

As he was led from police headquarters Tuesday, Boyce made several statements, including one a remark that did not appear to be English.

Boyce told reporters Jesus told him to kill his mother.  When asked if he had anything to say to his family, he responded, “They understand.”

Jail records show Boyce has been arrested three times since 2007.  His most recent arrest was in January of 2013 for possession of a controlled substance.  The case was sent to a grand jury in April.

Court Records show a request was filed just today to revoke Boyce’s bond in the drug case.

FOX10 News talked to an attorney who initially represented Boyce on the drug case.  Jeff Deen said the case involved methamphetamine.   The attorney said the case is apparently still pending before the grand jury, and he said that’s not unusual because of a backlog involving  drug cases.   Deen is not representing Boyce on the murder charge.

 

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