Las Vegas police say son accused of stabbing mom to death on Mother’s Day

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Published: May. 15, 2023 at 9:44 AM PDT
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Update May 19

The deceased has been identified as Linda Karen Cooney, 70, of Las Vegas. Her cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries, asphyxia due to neck compression and terminal submersion in water. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says a man is accused of killing his mom on Mother’s Day.

According to police, at approximately 6:25 a.m. Sunday, LVMPD Dispatch received a report of an unresponsive female at a residence in the 6100 block of Caprino Avenue, near Smoke Ranch and Jones.

Arriving officers located a woman suffering from apparent stab wounds in the backyard of the residence, police said. Medical personnel responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The investigation determined that the victim’s son, identified as 49-year-old Aaron Cooney, stabbed his mother multiple times, police said.

Cooney was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked for open murder, LVMPD said.

Anyone with any information should call the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or online at