Peoria man arrested in assaults on his parents

Peoria man arrested in assaults on his parents

Peoria man arrested in assaults on his parents

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Peoria man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his parents and leaving his mother with injuries that eventually killed her.

Peoria police took 38-year-old Victor Castro into custody Thursday. He's being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

They say he lived at home with his 62-year-old father Freddie Castro and his 61-year-old mother Lorena Castro.

Investigators believe Victor Castro attacked his parents with a large, heavy object on July 6. A motive for the attacks still is unclear.

Both victims were found by family members hours later and emergency crews transported them to a hospital.

Police say Lorena Castro died from her injuries on July 11 and Freddie Castro remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities didn't immediately know whether Victor Castro has a lawyer.

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