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Suburban man pleads guilty to attacking mother with hatchet

July 11, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to attacking his 80-year-old mother with a hatchet.

In a news release, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office says 58-year-old John Flick of Downers Grove pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of aggravated domestic battery.

According to the release, Fick attacked his mother at the home he shared with her on May 13 of last year. The attack came to the attention of authorities the next day when the woman’s daughter saw her wounds during a visit and took her an area hospital. The hospital alerted Downers Grove police, who launched an investigation.

Flick, who remains in jail, is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 21. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.

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