Pasco: Beating lands mother in trauma center, son in jail

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 31-year-old man beat his mother so severely he knocked out her teeth and sent her to the trauma unit at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where she was placed on a breathing tube, authorities said.

Anthony Leimonitis was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated battery. After the beating late Thursday night, his 58-year-old mother stumbled outside the house they share on Tennessee Avenue in New Port Richey, her mouth bleeding, her face beaten, and told a witness her son hit her in the head, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. When deputies arrived, the woman was slipping in and out of consciousness, authorities said. She was in stable condition Friday evening.

Leimonitis, before being taken to jail, was also treated at the hospital for a wound on his hand. "The cut is from her tooth," he said, the report states.

He is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

Pasco: Beating lands mother in trauma center, son in jail 12/02/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 6:06pm]

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