2010-05-13 / Local & State

Philly Man Charged In Beating Death Of Mother, 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say the son of an elderly woman found beaten to death has been charged with her murder.

Emergency crews were called to a home in the Germantown section of North Philadelphia on Thursday evening and found 82-yearold Esther Ayodele on the living room floor of her son’s row house. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

Lt. Frank Vanore says 62- year-old Ige Adegbola was charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime. Authorities allege that he abused and beat his mother with an electric cord over an extended period of time.

Officials said the woman immigrated from Nigeria four years ago so her son could care for her.

A listed number for Adegbola could not be found Sunday and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

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