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Mom accused of hitting adult son with baseball bat

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[March 19, 2010]  CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania woman was charged with hitting her adult son with a Louisville Slugger after she allegedly came home drunk.

Linda Newstrom, 49, faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 25 on simple assault and other crimes in Valentine's Day incident.

Charleroi police said Newstrom kicked her 21-year-old son Jeffrey out of the house then swung the bat at him as he gathered his belongings -- missing on the first two swings but connecting on a third.

Police said Newstrom claimed her son hit her, but also acknowledged hitting him with the bat, saying, "I brought him into this world and I'll take him out of this world."

Newstrom doesn't have a listed phone, and online records don't list a defense attorney.


Information from: Observer-Reporter,

[Associated Press]

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