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Cedar Rapids man accused of killing mom rushed to hospital

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A Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his mother with a crowbar was rushed to the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

The Linn County Sheriff's say 44-year-old Edward Cusic -- who faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing his mother, 68-year-old Anita Labkon -- was rushed to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday afternoon with self-inflicted injuries to his neck.

Lieutenant Kent Steenblock says deputies found Cusic in the shower at around 2:43 p.m. Thursday.

He was treated for his injuries and then returned to the jail.

On Dec. 7 around 11 p.m., Cedar Rapids Police were called to the home on the 600 block of Old Marion Rd. NE for reports of a disturbance.

When they arrived, officers say Labkon was dead from "blunt force trauma." They arrested her son, Cusic, on the scene.

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