Cordell Hughes appears in court

Cordell Hughes, 40, was on video in an Allen County courtroom facing a murder charge in the death of 60-year-old Carmen Hughes.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 1:51 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 4:46 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A man accused of stabbing his mother to death appeared in court in Allen County Wednesday morning. 

Cordell Hughes, 40, was on video in an Allen County courtroom facing a murder charge in the death of 60-year-old Carmen Hughes. 

A probable cause affidavit shows Hughes allegedly stabbed his mother in the neck and chest, and then called police for a well-being check two days later. 

Police also learned Cordell was Carmen's beneficiary, and the only other person in Fort Wayne who had a key to her apartment. 

Hughes is expected to be back in court March 20th for a trial setting. 

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