Man arraigned for the murder of his mother

Man arraigned for the murder of his mother
Gavin Perkins (Source: Nycea Patterson, WAVE 3 News)
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man accused of murdering his mother remains in jail on a $1 million bond.

Gavin Perkins, 38, is charged with murder - domestic violence.

During his arraignment, Jefferson District Court Judge Sean Delahanty read information from the arrest report into the record. According to the report, MetroSafe received a call from Gavin Perkins around Noon telling the call taker that he was waiting for police to arrive at his home on Southern Meadows Road. Officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department's 8th Division arrived but made no contact with Perkins.

Around 2:20 p.m., Perkins asked a mailman to call 911 for a medical emergency. It was during the response to that call when officers found Gavin Perkins and his mother, Ruth Perkins, 69, inside the home. Ruth Perkins was dead from several gunshot wounds.

LMPD detectives found a pistol in the personal belongings of Gavin Perkins. Extra ammo and ammo magazines that fit the gun were also found in the home.

A brother of Gavin Perkins told police that Gavin owned several firearms. Following his arrest, police say Perkins invoked his Fifth Amendment right but later made an utterance that "everybody has a right to defend themselves."

Perkins was appointed a public defender. His next court date was set for May 4.

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