FLINT, Mich. — A prosecutor says a Michigan teenager accused of beating his mother to death with a frying pan can be charged in her murder.

Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says the teen, who the warrant says is 18, could be arraigned on the charge Thursday.

The Flint Journal reports that the teen's 37-year-old mother died Monday afternoon. Authorities the boy beat his mother to death during an argument that erupted when she arrived home after taking her daughter to a doctor.

The teen is being held in the Genesee County jail.