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Rogersville man allegedly beats mom with her own crutch over $3.50

June 6th, 2012 7:09 am by Jeff Bobo

 Rogersville man allegedly beats mom with her own crutch over $3.50

ROGERSVILLE — A 65-year-old Rogersville woman remained in critical condition Tuesday after suffering severe head injuries that allegedly occurred as a result of being beaten by her son with his fists and her own crutch on May 27.

Rogersville police said the motive for the beating was a belief by the son, Kenneth Charles Gilreath, 42, 200 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. H-45, Rogersville, that his mother had taken $3.50 he was saving to use for laundry.

“The money belonged to him, and she gave her daughter $3.50 of his money that he was saving to do laundry,” Rogersville Police Department Detective Charlie Gibson said. “He snapped and assaulted her. She’s on crutches, and we didn’t actually find a weapon other than crutches.”

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