A 47-year-old man choked his mother to death in Haifa and then called police to report the murder, police said on Wednesday.
"I strangled her," the murder suspect told a police operator in the early morning hours.
Officers arrived at the address and found the body of a 73-year-old woman with choke marks in the home.
"The suspect was waiting for us on the scene," Haifa police said. He was arrested immediately and taken for questioning.
Police are planning to send the suspect to a psychiatrist to examine his mental state.