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Police investigating homicide on Spokane's South Hill

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Police are investigation a homicide on Spokane's South Hill. Police are investigation a homicide on Spokane's South Hill.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a Tuesday night homicide in the 1900 block of east Rockwood Blvd. When police responded to a call of unknown trouble at a home in the area, they found a woman dead at the scene.

The call came in around 8 p.m. When police arrived they found a dead woman in the house and signs of a struggle. The Major Crimes Unit was then called to assist with the investigation.

Detectives have a suspect in custody, 33-year-old Peter Bowman, who was in the house at the time. Court documents say Bowman is the victim's son.

When police arrived, Bowman allegedly said "I killed mom, I killed mom."

The Medical Examiner's Office will release the name of the victim and the manner of death at a later time - but police do say there was an "extended physical stuggle" with severe wounds on the victim's face.

Bowman does have a violent past: A man, who did not want to be identified, told KHQ that in in 2009 Bowman attacked and nearly killed him.

The man says he was working security at a bar and tried to break up a fight between Bowman and another man. When he was escorting Bowman out of the bar, the man says Bowman started strangling him.

Bowman was sentenced to 30 days in jail for that assault, and the following year he was accused of threatening to kill another man.

Bowman is currently being held in the Spokane County Jail on a $1-million bond for a second-degree murder charge.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime check at 509-456-2233.

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