Warren Pennick of Lansdale tells police he stabbed his mother on Halloween

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Published: Nov 02 2012 09:44:06 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 09:51:53 AM EDT
Warren Pennick

A Montgomery County man is in prison after going to police and admitting to killing his mother on Halloween.

Officials say 54-year-old Warren Pennick of 635 Salford Avenue, Lansdale, walked into the Lansdale Police Department on Wednesday and told them he had just killed his mother.

They say 79-year-old Lorraine Pennick was found in dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of the basement stairs at her son's home. A 7-inch knife was found on her torso, police said.

The woman had been stabbed several times on her torso, wrists and throat, police said.

When police searched the house, they found bloody clothes, which the defendant apparently changed out of before going to the police station to report the killing.

Pennick faces charges of first degree murder, third degree murder and possession of instrument of crime.

He was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 8.