PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man was arrested after police said he murdered his mother with saws at a Phoenix home.

According to Phoenix police, the investigation started when 24-year-old Jesus Gamez Ruiz went to a hospital near Third Street and Dunlap Avenue Monday afternoon claiming he accidentally hurt himself with a saw but that didn't match up with the information he told doctors. So police got involved and went to the Ruiz's home near Seventh Avenue and Hatcher Road. After arriving, officers found 44-year-old Nora Ruiz dead at the house. 

Jesus Gamez Ruiz mug shot

The mug shot for Jesus Gamez Ruiz.

Investigators said Nora had multiple cuts on her and they found a circular saw and a concrete saw inside the home with blood on them. Once into custody, Jesus confessed to obtaining a saw from the back yard, entering the home and attack his mother. Jesus told officers he planned the attacked for a week and described the injuries he caused in detail, including that his mother had yelled, 'no,' as it was happening. Court records said officers had been at the home before and describe how Nora talked to Jesus earlier that day about getting some help right before the attack.

Jesus was arrested and booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder. His bond was set at $2 million. Investigators said Jesus lived with his parents and siblings and that other family members were home at the time of the attack but no one else was hurt.


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