UPPER DARBY, Pa. (WTXF) - Police have charged a man they say is responsible for beating his elderly mother in Upper Darby.
Christopher Pergolese, 52, has been charged with the aggravated assault and strangulation of his 81-year-old mother.
"He is a true scumbag," said Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood.
This is Christopher Pergolese, 52 years of age. He is in custody and being charged with the beating of his 81 year old mother which occurred over the course of a week. His charges include Aggravated Assault and Strangulation. A quote from @ChiefMChitwood "he is a true scumbag" pic.twitter.com/5H8q3shTGX— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) September 24, 2018
Re: last tweet. The photos of mom are simply unbearable to look at.— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) September 24, 2018
Police say the assaults took place over the course of a week and that the photos of the mother are "simply unbearable to look at."
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