A man who produces horror movies can now make a sequel to the classic "Psycho" and base it on his own life -- he is accused of keeping his dead mother's skeleton. After all, Norman Bates once told us "a boy's best friend is his mother."
According to a report in the Arizona Daily Star, a deputy went to the home of 68-year-old Jill Fattig last week for a routine welfare check. When she didn't answer the door, he went to her son's house.
Tombstone, Arizona Marshal Bill Cloud said, the son, Timothy, told the deputy that his mom was in the hospital in Tucson. But the deputy thought Fattig was acting suspiciously, so he checked out the story. It turns out she was not in any hospital.
So he went back to Fattig, who finally admitted his mother died a year ago. Cloud said Fattig told officers that he was so distraught by his mother's death that he never reported it.
Police got a search warrant, and they found the mother's skeleton in her house.
Fattig, 34, was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide. But if an autopsy reveals that his mother died of natural causes, the charges could be downgraded to failure to report a death.
The New York Daily News reports that Fattig's Facebook page says he works for Desert Scream Productions, an independent film company that bills itself as "Arizona's home for horror!"