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81-year-old woman clings to life after her son beats her with a ball bat

Staff Report • Oct 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM

An 81-year-old mother is clinging to life at Middle Tennessee Medical Center after being severely beaten with a baseball bat by her adult son at their home early Wednesday, according to Murfreesboro Police.AdvertisementLoraine VanBlarcom of Independence Way was admitted to the hospital shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday in serious condition, according to Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans.Police say Roger VanBlarcom, 45, from the same Independence Way home, is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.Read the full report at the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal's Web site.

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