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Flatbush area man beats his 94-year-old mother with a cane to near death because she wanted to die

By Mason White 4:06 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A Flatbush area man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after beating his elderly mother to near death with her cane, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 64-year-old man said that his 94-year-old mother told him that she wanted to die.

The incident happened in the woman’s apartment on Monday, police said. Mark Farrell attacked his mother, Dorothy, as she slept on a couch at 1814 Burnett Street at 6:30 a.m.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, treated the woman, who suffered from fractures to her head, face and ribs. Later, she was transported by ambulance to Kings County Hospital, where she was in critical condition on Monday night.

Mark Farrell was booked into jail and charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault. He will be brought before a judge for a bail hearing later today.