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Man Attempts To Kill Mother, Self

A Murrieta man was arrested for attempted murder, kidnapping and elder abuse against his 70-year old mother.

A family disturbance Sunday afternoon resulted in the arrest of Murrieta resident Gregory Cornelius, with charges including attempted murder and elder abuse.

According to a report from the Murrieta Police, officers responded to a home in the 23000 block of Via Barletta at approximately 2:30 p.m. investigating a claim that Cornelius, 47, was threatening to kill his 70-year old mother and himself. Officers made contact with Cornelius by telephone and convinced him to step out of the residence.

Cornelius was eventually booked into the Southwest Detention Center on the following charges: attempted murder, kidnapping, elder abuse and false imprisonment.

The victim had visible injuries to her arm and face as a result of an altercation with Cornelius. The report states that she was assaulted, then duct taped to a chair. The victim, who has respiratory problems and requires supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day, was deprived of that for about an hour. She had freed herself from the restraints just before officers arrived.

The victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated for broken bones and contusions, the report stated.

Gina April 11, 2012 at 03:46 PM
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