WINTER HAVEN, Fla. ( - A Winter Haven man was arrested early Sunday morning in the stabbing death of his mother, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.

Micah Lee Hobbs, 36, is charged with first-degree murder. He told investigators he stabbed his mother because he was tired of her controlling his money, police said.

Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, Hobbs entered the bedroom of his mother, Eva Marie Hobbs, 57, and began stabbing her with an 11-inch kitchen knife, police said.

Both live at 895 2nd Street SE in Winter Haven.

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