ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – An Alamogordo man is accused of beating his own mother to death. Police arrested 25-year-old Nicholas Hubbard on Tuesday after they say he hit Esther Hubbard several times in the face at a home on Juniper Dr.

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Offices say they found Hubbard taking a shower and was still covered in blood., A probable cause statement says Nicholas Hubbard appeared to be drunk at a grocery store sometime before the attack. Hubbard’s grandmother also reportedly told police he hated his mother because she spanked him when he was little.