Son Strangles Mother

Claims Self Defense, "Witchcraft" Victim

Anne Robards
January 21, 2020 - 11:58 am

An Anderson man accused of murdering his mother has claimed self defense. 

Deputies responded to a domestic altercation call at around 10:15 Sunday night on Towhee Trail where they found a woman dead at the scene.

Detectives and Forensic Investigators found Celeste Lowie had been choked to death by her son, Nafis N Mena.

Mena was consequently arrested and charged with murder.

At a bond hearing on Wednesday, Mena claimed self-defense and said that he was a victim of "witchcraft." 

Mena told the judge that his mother tried to attack him with a knife and as he was trying to secure the weapon, he put her in a "choke hold." 

The judge denied bond. Mena will be speaking with a mental health representative

Nafis N Mena

Released by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

On January 20, 2020 at approximately 10:15 pm Deputies responded to a domestic altercation on Towhee Trail in Anderson.

Upon their arrival deputies located an adult female that was deceased. 

Criminal Investigations Detectives and Forensic Investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation. 

During the investigation it was learned that Celeste Lowie had been strangled by her son, Nafis N Mena. 

On January 21, 2020 an arrest warrant for Murder was obtained charging Nafis with killing his mother.

Nafis has been arrested and is currently at the Anderson County Detention Center awaiting bond. 

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