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.