The father of a man who killed his mother has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his mother, police said.
The shooting death of 29-year-old Mary Ann Perna in the early hours of March 17, 2016, happened after her mother found him sitting in his car in the middle of the street with a handgun, said Cleveland Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joe Thomas.
Perna’s death has been ruled a homicide by Cleveland police.
Thomas said police are working to determine if Pernas mother had been the victim of foul play.
He said it is unclear if the shooting was the result of foul playing or an accident.
Parnas mother, Mary Ann, and father, Richard Pernis, had a daughter together and were in the process of getting married.
They were planning a trip to Disneyland, Thomas said.
The couple had recently moved to the Cleveland area and were planning on moving to Oregon, he said.
Police said Richard Parnis is the son of Pernastas father, the former Cleveland police officer who is now a member of the police department.
Pernalis has a criminal history that includes domestic violence, theft and possession of a firearm without a license, Thomas wrote in an email.
He also had three previous arrests for drug and property offenses.
Richard Pernes attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Peralis’ mother, Karen, has filed a lawsuit against Perni, alleging he stole money from her and used it to pay his drug debts.
In 2014, Pernisi was convicted of robbery and other charges and sentenced to three years in prison.
He was released in December 2016.