MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman is in critical condition after being choked and punched by her own son.
Memphis Police said Mr. X assaulted his mother in their home, located in the 4800 block of Farmwood Drive, on Monday night.
According to the affidavit, the woman told her son to leave. After being told to leave, Mr. X choked his mother and then punched her in the face.
The woman was injured and unable to move on her own.
According to police records, Mr. X left his mother lying on the living room floor for at least an hour before he called for medical assistance.
The woman lost several upper teeth, had a split lip, and her face and eyes were swollen.
After emergency responders arrived, she was transported to Regional One in critical condition.
Police said as Mr. X was being arrested, he "made the spontaneous utterance to the officers, 'I just hit her with my fist.'"
Mr. X was charged with aggravated assault.