The man who set Mom ablaze died in custody after choking on wet toilet paper. Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was accused of killing his mother and setting her body ablaze in front of her $900,000 Cape Cod mansion choked to death on wet toilet paper over the weekend.
According to a statement from spokesperson Jonathan Darling of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, Adam Howe, 34, was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford where he was pronounced dead on Sunday.
According to the statement, “Mr. Howe experienced a medical emergency after clogging his airways with wet toilet paper.” “We also have no further statement or information out of respect for the family. Because this weekend has been difficult for their family, kindly remember them in your prayers.”
In the Truro region of Cape Cod, which is famous for lobster rolls and sandy beaches, police and the fire department discovered 69-year-old Susan Howe’s remains, still burning, on her front lawn at around 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
According to Michael O’Keefe, the district attorney for the Cape and Islands, and Jamie Calise, the chief of the Truro Police Department, they had responded to requests for a wellness check and reports of a fire.
The Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team extracted Adam Howe from the house off Quail Ridge Road after he had barricaded himself inside, according to the officials.
Adam Howe underwent a psychiatric evaluation
Authorities said he was transferred to Cape Cod Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was given the all-clear to return to detention by medical professionals.
He was brought to Ash Street Jail on a Saturday afternoon, where administrators placed him under security surveillance and conducted visual checks every 15 minutes. For his safety, Adam Howe was also covered in a rip-resistant nylon smock.
Adam Howe clogged his airways with wet toilet paper despite the safety measures
Adam Howe has a history of criminal activity. He was taken into custody in August after breaking into a store in Truro, Massachusetts. In addition, he was accused of having Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, without a valid prescription.
Susan Howe was the president of the Truro Historical Society
According to a press release from the board of directors of the Truro Historical Society, Susan “gave enormous creativity, energy, time, and passion to our institution.” “She adored Truro and was devoted to upholding our history, culture, and the prosperity of her home town.”
Susan Howe was also heavily involved in the Walsh Committee and the Community Preservation Committee. She was also involved in the Truro Commission on the Disabled.