Lloyd Harbor man pleads not guilty in mom’s drowning

Denis Cullen Jr. is accused of drowning his mother Elizabeth in their backyard pool.

Denis Cullen Jr. is accused of drowning his mother Elizabeth in their backyard pool. (8/30/16)

RIVERHEAD - A Lloyd Harbor man accused of drowning his mother has pleaded not guilty.

Denis Cullen Jr. was arraigned on a grand jury charge of second-degree murder Tuesday morning.

As News 12 has reported, the 23-year-old allegedly dragged his mother Elizabeth into their backyard pool early this month.

Officials say Cullen put her in a headlock underwater until she stopped moving.

Investigators say the pair had been arguing about Cullen not taking his medication.

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