Man claims mother was “affecting his life” so he “took her out”

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. - A 40-year-old man is facing charges in connection with the death of his mother.

According to WITI, police had been searching for 68-year-old Julie Rozewicz since March 18.

Just days later, police tracked her phone and discovered partial human remains at a landfill.

When officers returned to Rozewicz's home, a complaint alleges that they found a large pool of blood at the bottom of a garbage can, small blood spots on the stairs of the home and blood stains on the door to the garage.

WITI says Rozewicz's son, Robert, admitted to killing his mother during an interview with police.

He allegedly said that she "was affecting his life," so he "took her out."

Rozewicz says he suffocated his mother in the kitchen and then "took a knife and stabbed her in the heart one time" so that she "wouldn't wake in the garbage can."

He told police he put his mother's body in the trash can and put the can at the curb.

Rozewicz told detectives he killed his mother because "she was always looking for little ways to hurt him--- including having the police take him to the (Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.)"

The complaint alleges that Rozewicz said on the day he killed his mother, she had done nothing to him, but he decided to kill her anyway. He also said he "didn't feel bad" about the murder.

Rozewicz was arrested on one count of first-degree intentional homicide.

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