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The investigation into alleged matricide began Friday, with a straightforward missing persons report.
There are two murders on camera and innumerable others referred to including a matricide.
Yet Western culture has been haunted for millennia by the wretched House of Atreus – cursed through the generations with fratricide, patricide, filicide, mariticide, and matricide.
Their son Orestes, supported by his sister Electra, then commits matricide as payback for his father’s death.
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: the act of murdering your own mother
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