A Fort Lauderdale man is facing battery charges after he punched his blind 89-year-old mother in the face, authorities said. James Jackson, 52, was arrested Monday and charged with battery of a person 65 years of age or older and domestic violence, jail records showed. He appears before Judge Ellen Feld in bond court.
A legally blind 89-year-old woman says that her son punched her in the face in an argument about one of his acquaintances that she disliked.
Idella Boyd told NBC 6 that the dispute with her son James Jackson, 52, broke out inside her Fort Lauderdale apartment, and spilled into a bedroom.
Jackson, of Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Monday and charged with battery of a person 65 years of age or older and domestic violence, jail records showed.
He appeared in bond court Tuesday before Judge Ellen Feld, who read the charges from the arrest affidavit.
"They said you punched your blind 89-year-old mother in the face," Feld said.
Prosecutors said Jackson was convicted as a habitual offender in 2006 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery causing great harm.
But his mother said she was shocked he raised a hand to her. When asked what kind of son Jackson is, Boyd said, "He was raised in the church."
Feld ordered Jackson held without bond on a probation violation, and ordered him to have no contact with his mother if he is allowed bond. It was unknown whether Jackson has an attorney.
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