Man accused of killing mother faces judge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A registered sex offender who is accused of killing his own mother was indicted Thursday morning.

William Tyes, 38, faces a second-degree murder charge, in the death of his mother Lenora. She was 67.

Her body was found inside her Dodge Street apartment last month. An autopsy report shows she died of blunt force trauma.

Tyes is a registered sex offender, who was convicted of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in 1996.LenoraTyes (2)

Tyes has no bail, and is expected back in court later this month.  Tyes could face up to 25 years to life behind bars if he is convicted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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