Hammond man charged for brutally beating elderly father

Hammond man charged for brutally beating elderly father
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 3:28pm

HAMMOND, La (TPSO) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Dominick Joseph Richard, 31, of Gretna, La for the brutal beating of his elderly father on Nov. 9, 2010.

On Jan. 14, 2011, Richard was arrested and charged with Second Degree Battery. On the evening of Nov. 9, 2010, 31 year old Richard brutally beat his father because he neglected to give him money to purchase narcotics.

At one point, Richard struck his father in the head leaving him unconscious. Upon awakening, Richard attempted to strike his father again. The father then armed himself with a gun and fired upon Richard in self defense. Richard was subsequently struck in the abdomen and was taken to a near by hospital for treatment. Richard was treated for his injuries and has been released.

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