Elderly man dead, wife fighting for her life after son allegedly beats them with ceramic bowl

The woman was taken to a local hospital after telling police their son attacked them with a ceramic bow Thursday night.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police conducted a welfare check at an apartment complex and found an elderly man dead and his wife seriously injured after their son allegedly beat them with a bowl.

Police on the scene said the individuals didn’t answer the door or their cell phones when Home Health Care came to check on them. They were able to enter the unit with help from maintenance. 

When they got inside the apartment, police said, officers found an 85-year-old man dead in the hallway and his 73-year-old wife severely beaten with head trauma, fractures and a bloody face.

As police were checking the apartment, they found the couple’s 45-year-old son playing video games in one of the rooms and handcuffed him. Police said he appears to have mental health issues.

The wife was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Before she left the scene, SAPD said, she told officers that their son had beaten them with a ceramic bowl and killed his father Thursday night, nearly 20 hours after police discovered them. 

The unidentified son is facing murder and aggravated assault charges.

This is an ongoing investigation. KENS 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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