Police say woman hit adult son with baseball bat
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Associated Press
A Charleroi woman has been charged with hitting her adult son with a Louisville Slugger after she allegedly came home drunk.
Forty-nine-year-old Linda Newstrom faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 25 on simple assault and other crimes in the Valentine's Day incident.
Charleroi police say Ms. Newstrom kicked her 21-year-old son Jeffrey out of the house then swung the bat at him as he gathered his belongings -- missing on the first two swings but connecting on a third.
Police say Ms. Newstrom claimed her son hit her but also acknowledged hitting him with the bat, saying, "I brought him into this world and I'll take him out of this world."