Woman accused of killing her son appears in court

Krista Hostetler

Woman accused of killing her son appears in court

CREATED Jul. 31, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A woman accused of killing her mentally disabled son appeared in court on Wednesday.

Police said 51-year-old Joanne Hafer gave her grown son, Matthew, a lethal dose of prescription pills.

According to investigators, Hafer also wrote a note saying she had decided to kill herself, but her suicide attempt failed.

Her landlord called police Saturday after hearing Hafer screaming.

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