On CCTV, father sees his 19-year-old son strangling his own mother to death

On CCTV, father sees his 19-year-old son strangling his own mother to death

The facts took place Wednesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee .

Garrett Behlau, 19, strangled his own mother, 54, to death in the family home.

At the same time, Warren Behlau, father of the young man and husband of the victim, was on a business trip of eight-hour drive from home.

He witnessed helplessly the whole scene filmed live by the video surveillance of the family home.

He immediately called the police to describe what he had seen. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they found Garrett sitting on the floor in his bedroom.

When the police asked him where his mother was, he simply replied that she was “in the forest”.

Theresa Behlau’s lifeless body was indeed found in the woods. His head was covered with plastic wrap.

The suspect suffers from an autism spectrum disorder. He is charged with homicide, contempt of a corpse and suppressing evidence.

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