Police: Disabled mother's death not caused by son

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B

The mother of an 11-year-old boy facing charges for lashing her with an electrical cord has died.

Elk Grove police spokesman Officer Christopher Trim said the mother's death was not related to any injuries allegedly inflicted by her son. The mother suffered from a pre-existing medical condition, Trim said.

The mother died about 9 p.m. Monday at a local hospital. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office, Trim said.

The boy was released to the custody of his father on Monday. The boy has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.

The 51-year-old woman was beaten so severely she required hospitalization. The Bee is not naming the boy or the mother to comply with its policy of not identifying juvenile suspects.

The boy was his mother's primary caregiver. He was arrested Sept. 10.

Details about the mother's disability have not been disclosed.

– Bill Lindelof

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