Blind Mother Allegedly Beat By Her Son Speaks Out

CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – A Ft. Lauderdale man is in jail charged with beating his blind mother.

James Jackson, 52, was arrested for battery on a person 65 years or older.

Police say Jackson got into a confrontation with his 89 year old mother, Idella Boyd, inside their small Ft. Lauderdale apartment on NW 14th Avenue.

“He slapped me on the face and knocked me down, and locked me where I couldn’t come out, I was hollering and hollering,” Boyd told CBS4’s Joan Murray.

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Boyd has bruises about her face and said it is still ‘numb.’

She said she became upset that her son was hanging around with a man she considered a bad influence.  But she never expected he would start hitting her.

“If I had done something, but I didn’t do anything,” she said.

Police arrested Jackson.

“It’s such an unspeakable crime.  You…

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