A son accused of killing his mother in a Salt Spring Island home a month ago has been charged with second-degree murder.

Martin Galen Vandenberg, 22, was arrested without incident by officers with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit on Friday.

Vandenberg is charged with murdering his mother Heather Jones in a duplex on Maliview Drive on Dec. 6, 2017.

Jones was well-known in the community,and the tragedy rocked the normally quiet gulf island.

"We understand that the news of Heather’s death was shocking to all those who knew her and to the close-knit community of Salt Spring Island," said VIIMCU officer Sgt. John Ferguson. "We would like to thank the community of Salt Spring for their assistance and support throughout this investigation."

Vandenberg is expected to appear in court on Tues., Jan. 9.