The son of a 75-year-old woman who was severely beaten in her home was charged with the beating.
Marlon Glasper, 51, of 9 Bougainville, East St. Louis, was charged Friday with four counts of domestic aggravated battery, East St. Louis Detective Luther Woods said. The charges stem from a call that sent police to Glasper’s home Sunday night about 10:20 p.m. to investigate an incident involving an injured elderly person.
Police arrived at the same time as the ambulance. They found a 75-year-old woman in her home severely beaten. Glasper, who lives with his mother, was not at the residence, and neither was a car that police learned belonged to the victim. A short time later, St. Louis police located Glasper and the car at a St. Louis casino.
Woods said the victim, whom he did not identify, is still hospitalized in serious condition.
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Glasper was taken to the St. Clair County Jail. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Police said they do not know a motive for the beating. Family members could not be reached for comment.