🔴 Sean Rivera is charged with spiking his mother's iced tea with fentanyl

🔴 Police say he took her to a shed in Philadelphia and fatally shot her

🔴 Rivera told his brother their mother was dead but would not explain how

MORRISVILLE — A man drugged his mother and shot her dead leaving her body in a shed during Easter weekend, according to Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub.

Sean Rivera, 28, of Morrisville was charged with putting fentayl into his mother's iced tea Saturday night. After Carol J. Clark, 72, passed out, he drove her to Philadelphia where he put her body into a shed and shot her several times early Sunday morning, officials said.

Her body was found early Monday morning.

Weintraub said that their investigation began when police were called to Rivera's home on Berwyn Road Sunday afternoon for a fight between Rivera and his brother, who lives in New York. Rivera told his brother their mother had died but would not say what happened to her body.

Padlock, gun, bolt cutters found in car

Falls Township police obtained a warrant and searched Clark's car, where they found two guns, bolt cutters, a padlock, the padlock's empty packaging and a receipt from a Home Depot store.

Weintraub said Rivera drove his mother's car to the shed between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and used the bolt cutters to cut the lock. Rivera put his mother inside the shed, shot her and replaced the cut lock with the one he purchased.

Rivera was charged Monday with criminal homicide, kidnapping to facilitate a felony, kidnaping to inflict terror or injury, aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of an instrument of crime, possession of a weapon, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, and recklessly endangering another person.

He is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility without bail.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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