A man in Moore Township, Pennsylvania brutally beat his mother just for changing the channel on TV.

42-year-old David F. Cantrell is alleged to have begun arguing with his mother shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday at their home after she changed the channel. When she did, her son, according to police, became “enraged”.

He punched his mother in the mouth, picked her up, then slammed her on the floor and choked her until she lost consciousness.

The victim told cops that he yelled, “I hope you die” during the attack.

She eventually broke free and ran outside. Neighbors heard her yelling for help and rendered aide.

Mr. Cantrell has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. His bail was set at $75,000, but in .

In lieu of bail, he was taken to Northampton County Prison. The judge ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation, as well as an order to stay away from his mother and her home.


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