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Maryland woman found dead in bathtub, her son charged with murder

Jeremy Gentry, 48 (MSP)Jeremy Gentry, 48 (MSP)
Jeremy Gentry, 48 (MSP)

Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested a man Monday and charged him with the murder of his mother.

Jeremy Gentry, 48, of Sand Castle Boulevard in Fruitland, Maryland, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Gentry is currently awaiting a bond hearing before a Wicomico County District Court Commissioner.

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The deceased victim has been identified as Beatrice Kay Gentry, 68, the mother of Jeremy Gentry.

The cause and manner of her death are pending autopsy results.

According to state police, Fruitland police and Fruitland Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to a home on Sand Castle Boulevard on Sunday shortly before 9 p.m. for the report of an unconscious woman.

Upon arrival, they were met by the victim’s husband.

When they entered the home, police and paramedics found an unconscious woman in the bathtub. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased at the scene.

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The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was then requested by the Fruitland Police Department to take over the investigation.

Maryland State Police Forensic Crime Scene Technicians examined the crime scene for evidence.

“Further investigative efforts identified Jeremy Gentry as a suspect. Subsequent consultation with the Wicomico County Prosecutor’s Office led to State Police investigators obtaining an arrest warrant for Jeremy Gentry. Gentry was arrested this morning without incident,” MSP said.

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