Man charged with murdering own mother

Mark S. Carpino (KPD photo)

Mark S. Carpino (KPD photo)

Kingston police have charged a  53-year-old Kingston man with murdering his mother.

According to a release posted on the Kingston Police Department’s Facebook page, Mark S. Carpino, 53, is accused of killing his mother, Audrey J. Carpino, 86. According to the release, at about 9:25 Saturday morning, April 5, a routine police patrol was flagged down by ” a person familiar with the family.” That person told police that a family member, later identified as Mark Carpino, approached them and told the person that he had killed his mother. An initial examination of the scene pointed to blunt force trauma as the cause of Audrey Carpino’s death; an exact determination will be made after an autopsy, the release stated. According to the release, Mark Carpino was an immediate suspect; evidence uncovered during the investigation led to his arrest and charge of second-degree murder.

Carpino was being held for arraignment Saturday. The Ulster County District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.