Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Woman Beaten by Her Adult Son

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Woman Beaten by Her Adult Son

Article excerpt

A MOTHER was forced to hide in her neighbour's garden after her adult son assaulted her because she wouldn't pay for his car repairs.

On January 17, police arrived at a Caloundra West home to find the victim upset and crying as her 36-year-old son had hit her and damaged a wall before fleeing the home.

The mother told officers a fight broke out between the pair about money before her son pushed her onto a bed, shook her violently, slapped her to the face and head, and took her phone.

When she eventually got the phone back, she ran next door and hid to call the police.

Once her son heard her on the phone, he punched a hole in the hallway wall, stole money from her wallet for cigarettes and ran away.

He later turned himself into police and told them he'd just been "poking her in the ribs" before rubbing her cheek hard to "calm her down".

The man -- who can't be named to protect his mother's identity -- pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court yesterday to one count of breaching a domestic violence order. …

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