POMPANO BEACH – (CBSMiami.com) – A 16-year-old grandson is accused of beating his grandmother with her aluminum walking cane and is now charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person.
Police say the events that led to the beating began when 16-year-old Roderick Jones banged excessively on the door shortly after midnight on July 21st and accused his grandmother, Anita White, of hitting his 13-year-old young brother.
Jones allegedly picked up White’s walking cane and struck her twice on the left side of her head while yelling, “I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you,” according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
White said that as she tried to leave the home to get help from police, Jones struck her again, twice with a closed fist, police said.
Police interviewed the 13-year-old boy who told police his grandmother had not hit him. Police say the boy did not have any apparent injuries.
White had to be transported to the North Broward Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries.
Jones called police and turned himself in just hours after the incident. He allegedly told police that he believed people were on their way to kill him for hitting his grandmother.
Jones appeared before Broward Circuit Court Judge John Hurley on Friday who was appalled at the charge.
“Wow. That’s something else. 91-year-old woman beaten by her grandson who is 16-years-old,” Hurley said. “And he beat up his grandmother allegedly with a walker while she’s on the ground.”
Jones was ordered to stay away from his mother and held on a $50,000 bond.