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A Loudon mother is charged with trying to kill the son who was dependent on her for his care.

According to the Loudon Police Department, Martha Brewer, 51, was charged with attempted first degree murder on Sunday. Her arrest came after police were called in a home on Elm Lane for a reported suicide attempt.

When they arrived, officers found Casey Hogan, 24, with uncontrolled bleeding from his left wrist. Detective Brian Jenkins said in a press release that Hogan is both physically and mentally handicapped and unable to care for himself. Hogan's mother, Brewer, was the only other person in the home.

After interviewing Brewer, investigators believed that she had attempted to kill her son, and charged her with attempted murder.

Brewer is being held in the Loudon County jail.

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