(Sacramento Bee) An Elk Grove boy who provided care to his disabled mother has been accused of beating her so severely that she required hospital treatment, authorities said Wednesday.
The boy, 11, is in juvenile hall facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, said Elk Grove police spokesman Christopher Trim. The mother, 51, has been referred to Sacramento County Adult Protective Services. The Bee is protecting the identity of the mother and son because of his age and her disabilities.
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