Fort Wayne man admits to killing mother, new details released

(Supplied/Fort Wayne Police Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – New details have been released after a woman was beaten to death in a Fort Wayne home Wednesday.

Jason Steiss, 34, was arrested and given the preliminary charge of domestic battery after police found a woman fighting for her life in a home on Stanford Avenue, northwest of Gren Park.

She later died at an area hospital.

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Our partners in news at ABC 21 report the victim was Jason’s mother, Joy Steiss. The Allen County Coroner is still working on determining her exact cause and manner of death, but police believe she was beaten and strangled.

Court documents reveal when police arrived to the scene, Jason reportedly told them, “I murdered my mother.” He also allegedly asked to “be put down” so he wouldn’t hurt anyone else.

Jason reportedly told police he attacked his mother by biting, hitting, punching and choking her.

Jason’s father also reported to police, stating he got a video call from Jason shortly after the incident where he said, “I hurt my mom, hurt her real bad, blood all over, please help.”

Jason is set to appear in court on October 30 for a hearing.


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