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Earlier this week, Michael Glenn Susberry, 55, told police he was responsible for killing his mother’s longtime employer, 79-year-old Janeil Bernard.

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Her body was discovered by her maid around 1:00 p.m. on July 4 inside a home in the 11000 block of Capri Lane.  She was found beaten and stabbed to death, and there were signs of a struggle, Sgt. Marvin Collins said during a news conference.

Police say Susberry, whose mother Moteel Susberry worked as Bernard’s housekeeper for 60 years before she retired, confessed to the crime.


The younger Susberry knew Bernard, and she let him into her home. He told police he lured the woman into the restroom, where he head-butted and stabbed her to death.

Police said he then ransacked her home, stole jewelry, took her wallet and a red, four-door Cadillac.

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Susberry admitted to the crime when police were able to bring him in for voluntary questioning.

He is now facing capital murder charges and being held in jail.

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