CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Neighbors of a murdered elderly Centennial woman have described odd behavior in her son, the man accused in her murder.

“She kind of feared him in certain respects and she felt threatened at times,” said neighbor Henrietta Robinson.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested David Kuroki Tuesday in a small park located in the 11000 block of E. Lansing Court.

Investigators believe Kuroki, 53, attacked and killed his mother, Mae Kuroki. Her body was discovered Tuesday morning in her apartment near East Dry Creek Road and Yosemite Street.

Deputies said David Kuroki was suffering from self-inflicted wounds when they took him into custody. He will be booked into the Arapahoe County Jail once he is released from the hospital.

Robinson said David visited his mother at least once a week but always seemed on edge, “I can’t say disturbed but he definitely had some issues. You could tell just by looking at him. I felt that way.”

Neighbors said David was extremely jealous of anyone who competed for Mae’s attention. They often heard loud voices coming from her home.

Over the weekend Michael Bramblett thought it was strange when he saw David taking items from his mother’s home.

“Friday and Saturday he was loading stuff in and out of her house in his car. He was very reserved. I waved ‘Hi’ and he just kept walking,” said Bramblett.

Robinson said when she heard of Mae’s death she immediately thought of David, “They exchanged words a lot of times and I’m sure it was some disagreement probably over something stupid and he probably figured this is one way to put an end to it.”

“She’s going to be missed. No doubt. She always had a smile.”


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