Warrant: Elderly woman stabbed 10 times by son; hearing set

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man accused of brutally killing his wheelchair-bound mother is scheduled to face a judge later this month, following his capture at a gas station this week.

Arrest warrants state that Mark Wilson, 42, stabbed his mother about 10 times across her face, neck and lower chest sometime after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The victim, Phyllis Wilson, 72, who was partially paralyzed, was found about 10:30 a.m. when her husband and a caretaker arrived home.

A probable cause hearing for Wilson is scheduled for Sept. 25 in Gwinnett Magistrate Court.

Wilson, who lived with his parents, was not at the scene when police arrived. More than a day later, a Gwinnett police officer spotted Wilson's Toyota Camry at a QuikTrip gas station less than two miles from his home.

Wilson was arrested without incident.

Police said Wilson is schizophrenic, but what allegedly caused him to snap is under investigation. He has no arrest history in Gwinnett, and there's no indication of protective orders filed against him in county court records.

Police records don't suggest a history of violence at the home.

In recent years, Gwinnett police have responded to an animal complaint and false house alarm at the residence. Fire Department personnel have made several medical calls to the home.

Earlier this year, the victim's husband, Raymond, reported $6,400 missing from the home. An in-home nurse was the only listed suspect and no arrests were made, a police spokesman said.