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Billings police identify homicide suspect

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 11:34:21-05

BILLINGS — Billings police on Tuesday identified the suspect arrested on suspicion of killing his mother.

Police said Beau Papin, 20, was arrested Monday afternoon shortly after officers were called to a residence at 143 Calhoun Lane for a report of a disturbance.

When officers arrived they found the body of a 41-year-old woman in the living room "with injuries consistent with a cutting instrument," Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a press release issued Tuesday morning.

Papin was arrested a couple of hours later when he returned to the scene, Wooley said. He is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on suspicion of deliberate homicide. He has yet to make his first court appearance.

The victim's name was not released, but on Monday an officer said the woman was the suspect's mother. On Tuesday, Wooley said the victim and suspect were related and lived together.

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