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Richmond man arrested for killing his mom

Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 16:31:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police arrested a Richmond man accused of killing his mother.

John Chillum, 26, was arrested in connection to the April 21 death of his mother, 55-year-old Melissa Paige.

"At approximately 6:26 p.m., officers were called to the 3500 block of East Broad Rock Road for a report of a person down. Officers arrived and found Paige, in a structure, down and unresponsive, suffering from injuries from an assault," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death."

Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Police Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.