ROCKVILLE, Md. — Montgomery County police have arrested a Silver Spring man in the killing of his mother.

Police say 25-year-old Fidel Washington has been charged with first-degree murder.

His mother, identified as 50-year-old Esperanza Valle, was found dead in her apartment Friday morning by officers who had been asked to check on her well-being.

Police say the woman had multiple stab wounds on her body. Her son was taken into custody, and police say Washington stated that he killed his mother and that the two had an argument about him not having a job.

Online court records don’t list an attorney.

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