March 27, 2012
Annapolis, MD. (The Weekly Vice) - Robert Benscoter, a 33-year-old Maryland man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly tried to beat his 61-year-old mother to death with a hammer.
According to Anne Arundel County Police, Benscoter became angry with his mother after a dispute erupted inside her Annapolis home.
In retaliation, Benscoter picked up a hammer and repeatedly beat his mother in the head with it. The woman sustained severe injuries to her head and upper torso.
Benscoter lived with his mother off and on over the last few years, police say.
After the beating, Benscoter fled the scene while his mother stumbled out the front door and to a neighbor's home for help.
Emergency crews rushed the woman to a local hospital where she is listed in serious but stable condition.
Police set up a perimeter around the home and employed the use of K-9 units and a helicopter to track Benscoter down. He was found hiding in the woods about a half mile from his mother's home.
Benscoter was booked into jail and charged with attempted murder.
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