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Modesto Teen Faces Adult Murder Charge

A Modesto teen-ager has been charged as an adult with the murder of his disabled mother.

Police
in Modesto dug up the body of Joanne Noack from her back yard Thursday.

They say her 17-year-old son beat her to death with a baseball
bat.

Police say the woman had been in poor health and was partially paralyzed as a result of several strokes.

Police say evidence suggests that
the woman was killed in April.