UPDATE: “Oh by the way, I did it”- Court records show York County man confessed to killing mom

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-22 21:53:17-04

UPDATE: During a court appearance Thursday, May 22, 2014 in York- Poquoson Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, a judge put the criminal charges against Dovbish on hold. 

He ordered Dovbish to be transferred from jail to a state psychiatric facility for evaluation and treatment.

The preliminary hearing for Dovbish that was set for Thursday was continued until mid-August, at which time there will also be a competency status check.

Yorktown, Va. (WTKR) – A York County man charged with killing his mother apparently confessed to the crime to both 911 dispatchers and investigators, according to court documents obtained by NewsChannel 3.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office charged 19-year-old Ronnie Dovbish with Second Degree Murder in the March 4th homicide of his mother, 40-year-old Heather Perkins, inside her Ponsonby Drive home in Yorktown.

According to a criminal complaint filed in York-Poquoson Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Dobvish called 911 and reported that there has been a “murder” and that his mother was dead inside the home.

He told dispatchers the correct house number but incorrect street address for the house before hanging up.

When dispatchers called him back, Dobvish told them more about the scene and where he was before stating “oh by the way, I did it” and hanging up, according to the criminal complaint.

Officials were able to ping his cell phone and track it to the home on Ponsonby Drive.

When deputies arrived at the home, Dovbish was outside and was immediately detained for questioning.

Deputies who entered the house found Peterson’s body in an upstairs bedroom and medics pronounced her dead.

In an interview with investigators, the criminal complaint states that Dovbish admitted to “stabbing his mother in the back three times after choking her.”

He also told them that the incident has happened in his bedroom and detailed the weapon and where he had found it in the home.

As far why Dovbish killed his mother, the criminal complaint says “he provided vague details for the motive as being past memories.”

According to his checklist for bail determination, Dobvish had only lived with Perkins in Yorktown for two weeks at the time of the murder.

Prior to that, it states he lives in Arkansas with his Dad.

Dovbish is currently being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.