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Woman, 86, beaten by son with baseball bat, machete, police say

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, April 4, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, April 4, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.

An 86-year-old woman was beaten with a baseball bat and a machete by her son Thursday night after she confronted him about his drinking, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition with lacerations and broken bones in her hand and arm.

Lt. Dan East said the incident happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of South West Street. After the woman confronted her 53-year old son, he became upset, got a baseball bat and struck her several times. Then he got a machete and struck her again.

The woman was able to call 911, East said.

Officers arrested the son for aggravated battery and domestic violence, he said.

Reach Fred Mann at 316-268-6310 or fmann@wichitaeagle.com.

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