Pa. Man Charged With Beating 87-Year-Old Mom With Cane On Mother’s Day

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Pennsylvania man beat his 87-year-old mother and 64-year-old sister with a cane on Mother’s Day after being woken up from a drunken slumber in his vehicle.

Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Ward, of Plum, was arraigned early Monday on charges including aggravate assault and public drunkenness.

Murrysville police say he was parked outside his mother’s residence when Linda Ward and her mother, Margaret, tried to wake him up about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Richard Ward woke up angrily and took a cane from his sister, before knocking her down, then beating her and her mother with it.

Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter

Witnesses say Ward refused to stop the beating until he was restrained by others until police could arrive. Both women were treated at Forbes Hospital.

Ward remained jailed Monday and his attorney didn’t immediately respond to messages.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App

Watch & Listen LIVE