The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Donovan Penner, 47, is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of his 67-year-old mother, Esma Lachance.
IHIT says the Sunshine Coast RCMP and B.C. Ambulance were called to a home in the 5200 block of Selma Park Road in Sechelt just before 1:30 a.m. PT and quickly determined from the nature of the injuries that foul play was involved.
IHIT spokeswoman Staff/Sgt Jennifer Pound says Lachance was the intended victim of a targeted attack and there is no threat to anyone else in the community.
Lachance is scheduled to make his first court appearance via video in Sechelt Provincial Court, Oct. 15.