BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – April 22, 2023 – Bullhead City Police arrested Joseph David Houston, 27, for first degree murder after he brutally beat his disabled mother.
On Friday, April 21 at 2:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic violence incident that occurred at a residence in the 1300 block of Lincoln Lane. A woman in the home – Janice Lynn Houston, 55 – was badly beaten and was transported to the hospital. Her son, Joseph Houston, was identified as the suspect and immediately taken into custody by police outside the residence. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital shortly after being transported.
A family member reported that Joseph Houston assaulted and choked the victim the previous day. When Joseph Houston tried to gain entry into the home on Friday, they refused to let him in. He then reportedly threw a rock through the sliding glass door and the family member ran to a nearby store to call for help. Joseph Houston then physically beat his mother for unknown reasons.
He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. The investigation is ongoing.