Soldier arrested after his mother found slain

July 28, 2009 9:12:59 AM PDT
A soldier has been arrested in a Texas border city with Mexico after his mother was found slain at her home in Austin. Travis Wayne Baczewski of Austin was held Tuesday at the Hidalgo County Detention Center on a fugitive warrant from Travis County.

Jail Officer Elizabeth Champion told The Associated Press that Baczewski was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The 22-year-old was arrested Monday night at a hotel in Alamo. Sheriff's investigators sought him as a person of interest in the killing of 54-year-old Violetta Baczewski.

Her body was discovered Sunday. No cause of death was released. Baczewski, on his MySpace page, listed himself as a vehicle mechanic at Fort Benning, Ga.

A Fort Benning spokesman did not immediately return a call Tuesday.

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