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Maryland Man Beat Mother to Death With Rolling Pin, Police Say

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Prince George's County Police Department

Prince George's County Police have charged a Bowie, Maryland man with beating his mother to death with a rolling pin during an argument.

Charles Crockett, 22, repeatedly hit his mother, Roberta Susan Crockett, 55, in the head with a rolling pin on Sept. 6 on the 12800 block of Holiday Lane, police said. Investigators said a relative intervened, injured Charles Crockett with the rolling pin and restrained him until police arrived.

Roberta Crockett was taken to a hospital, where she died Wednesday. On Thursday, police charged Charles Crockett with first- and second-degree murder.

The man who tried to stop the assault was treated at a hospital and released.

Charles Crockett is being held without bail. Online court records do not list a lawyer for him.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or send a text message to CRIMES.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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