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Man abuses his 81-year-old mother for 8 hours in an attempt to get her to remove his two brothers from her will

By Mason White 10:32 AM December 26, 2016
Jerome Klein
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man of Florida, was arrested after taking his mother hostage and abusing her for eight hours.

Miami Beach police Detective Juan Sanchez told the court that Jerome Klein, 59, of Miami Beach, beat his mother in an attempt to get her to remove his two brothers from her will.

Klein ordered his mother to sit in a chair and threatened to kill her, their dog and himself if she moved. He denied her food, water and the use of a bathroom for 8 hours.

When the 81-year-old mother tried to escape, he allegedly choked her and repeatedly punched her with a closed fist.

Klein made his first court appearance in front of Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer.

After hearing the details of the case, the judge excused herself because she said she knows the victim.

The judge said that she and Klein’s mother go to temple together. “I invite her to sit at the table with us because she recently lost her husband,” Glazer said.

After services, Glazer often walks the victim to her home, which is not far from the temple.

Another judge has since taken over the case and he ordered Klein to be held without bail.