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20 February, 2020
 
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Son faces manslaughter in mother’s death

Senior citizen who was on life support after savagely beaten over money passes away months later

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A man who savagely attacked his mother earlier this year is facing manslaughter charges, following her death on Sunday after being on life support for several months.

The 42-year-old man, who reportedly is facing mental issues, had an argument with his 73-year-old mother back in January over financial differences.

According to police, the man’s uncle heard screams in the evening of January 22 in their Ypsonas home in Limassol, coming from his sister’s bedroom.

The uncle, who has Down syndrome and lived in the home, saw his nephew beating his own mother according to media reports

The uncle, who has Down syndrome and lived in the home, saw his nephew beating his own mother according to media reports. 

The woman’s son then called for an ambulance twice, without giving his name or details except simply asking the dispatcher to “send an ambulance.” It was not clear how long it took for medics to reach the injured woman.

The woman was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital around 1am and later transferred to Nicosia General’s Intensive Care Unit, with bruises all over her body and brain hemorrhage.

State forensic pathologist Eleni Antoniou declared the victim clinically dead later in the morning and the victim was kept hooked up to a life support machine at a private clinic.

Media reports said the fatal attack was not the first time that mother and son had a fight, as the man would often ask for money.

The son, who is already behind bars in Nicosia’s Central Prisons, is facing manslaughter charges. 

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