Michael P. Burrows, 18, was arraigned on Saturday morning in Millcreek District Court on charges of criminal homicide.
Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook confirmed that the victim was the suspect's mother, Mary Burrows, 54.
Reports from the scene indicated that the assault resulted in the victim bleeding from the neck. The coroner has ruled the cause of death as multiple sharp force trauma, from a knife.
The incident occurred just after 10pm on Friday, when Millcreek Police responded to a call at Patlin Court, off of West 12th Street.
Michael Burrows has also been charged with aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime.
He is now in the Erie County prison without bail.