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.
© Copyright The Sacramento Bee. All rights reserved.
What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com
Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)
Here are some rules of the road:
Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "Report Abuse" link to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.
Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.
Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.
Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand.
Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.
Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.
Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.
Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.
Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their point of view. Please only flag comments that violate these guidelines.
You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "Report Abuse" link to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.
If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them.