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Cedar Rapids man held on $1M bail in mom's slaying

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A 44-year-old Cedar Rapids man is being held on $1 million bail, accused of killing his mother.

Police say 44-year-old Edward Cusic is charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested after police responded to a reported domestic disturbance in an eastern Cedar Rapids neighborhood around 11 p.m. Friday. Officers found the body of 68-year-old Anita Labkon when they arrived.

Police say Cusic lived at the house with his mother.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman says Labkon died of blunt force trauma.

Online court records don't list the name of Cusic's attorney.

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