The teen accused of murdering his mother at her apartment in the 4300 block of Kostoryz Road, 18-year old Kevin Davis, appeared in the 214th District Court Friday morning.

It was his first appearance in court. There, he was assigned a court appointed attorney.

The body of Davis' 50-year old mother was found lying on the floor of her apartment by Corpus Christi police officers when they initiated a welfare check at 10 a.m. Thursday. That welfare check was requested by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office after they received a phone call from a person saying they had killed their mother.

Police said the victim appeared to have been beaten, showing obvious signs of trauma to her body. She was dead when the officers arrived.

Davis was arrested later Thursday afternoon and was taken to the City Detention Center.