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    NEW DETAILS: Authorities say Kay Raines (68) was strangled to death by her son

    https://mynbc15.com/news/local/new-d...ath-by-her-son

    MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) ? During a court hearing Thursday, authorities released autopsy results revealing that Kay Raines was strangled to death. Detectives say she was killed at the hands of her own son.

    The 68-year-old Mobile woman went missing back in January and months later, her body was found in a shallow grave in Baldwin County.

    Her son, Clarke Raines, has been charged with murder and appeared in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

    The court hearing provided insight on what led to Clarke Raines arrest.

    Kenneth Gillepsie, a detective with the Mobile Police Department, testified that a tracking device was placed on the car Clarke Raines had been driving. He said that the tracking device led them to Kay Raines' body.

    According to the detective, they believe Clarke Raines killed his mother just a day after she went missing. Her official cause of death: asphyxiation by strangulation.

    In February, police officially identified Clarke Raines as a suspect and placed a tracking device on the car.

    A month later, the data from the tracking device led authorities to Kay Raines body.

    When police began tracking Clarke Raines in February, they learned that he was using his mother's credit cards and pawning her items.

    His activity picked up in March when he returned to the Beau Rivage casino to try to cash in on his mother's previous winnings. The detective reported that same day, Clarke Raines visited a Home Depot and bought a small shovel and 10 bags of potting soil.

    From there, the detective stated, he went to Baldwin County and "drove around for some time".

    The following day, the tracker reported that Clarke Raines was back in Baldwin County. He drove to Highway 225 and spent about 10 minutes in that location.

    Authorities believe he returned to the site to put more soil on the grave.

    It was that same day, Gallepsy said, they went to the location and discovered Kay Raines' body. He said she was face down and it appeared, at one point, she was hog tied. He said she was wearing the same clothes she was last seen wearing on January 29. Later that night, Clarke Raines was arrested.

    Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said he hasn't shown any remorse. In court, he was described as a "severe" drug addict who had a bad relationship with his mother.

    From here, Mobile County Joe Basenberg said there is probable cause to move forward with the case and it will presented to the grand jury for further review.

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    I just watched this on the First 48. Son is a worthless piece of shit.


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    Man Accused of Killing Own Mother Has Long Rap Sheet

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    Mobile, AL (WKRG)While Clarke Raines sit behind bars, accused of murdering his mother, we’re learning more about his criminal and sometimes violent past. From the moment Kay Raines went missing two months ago today, people close to her were convinced her son had something to do with it.

    “Those that knew that the relationship was pretty volatile and we’re not surprised,” said a friend of Kay Raines Libby Fillingim. I spoke to her via FaceTime in Walton County, Florida. Friends of Kay describe Clarke Raines as a young man who could switch from being a petulant child to mean and violent at any moment. Some just stayed away while Clarke was around.

    “Because you never knew how she was going to behave, you just didn’t know what was going to set him off,” said Fillingim. Friends worried Kay’s unconditional love for her son blinded her to the problem Clarke Raines was becoming.

    Before Monday night–he had an arrest record stretching back more than a decade with arrests in Walton County Florida and Okaloosa County for crimes like burglary, domestic violence and trying to fraudulently obtain a controlled substance. His latest arrest we know about was in 2014 in Mobile County when a neighbor tells us she came home one day to find out Clarke Raines smashed all the windows in her home.“He was just having some issues with his medicines and I think he was upset,” said neighbor Donna Smith. She said she pressed charges at the time and said she believed Clarke Raines was off his medications at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    I just watched this on the First 48. Son is a worthless piece of shit.

    I love that show! If I could go back in time I would become a homicide detective, I think I'd be a good one.

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    Just made an account to say he is my cousin; I google him every now and then to see if the trial has gone to court yet. It was strange to be told over dinner ?Oh, haven?t you heard Kay is missing? We all think it was Clarke.? (Heard him referred to as a bad apple and a chronic liar a few times before Kay?s disappearance.) But I don?t know what made him so violent. Substance use disorder doesn?t make you kill your own mother?that?s something else entirely. I never met either of them.

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