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Man suspected of beating 93-year-old aunt to death with bat

November 30, 2018

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California man suspected of beating his 93-year-old great aunt to death with a baseball bat has been charged with murder.

City News Service reports Thursday that Marc Robert Ellison was arrested Nov. 7 at the home he shared with the victim in Lancaster.

Sheriff’s deputies found Mildred Mary Jensen dead with blunt force trauma to her upper body. A weapon was recovered.

The 36-year-old Ellison was charged Thursday and will be in court Jan. 16 for arraignment. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

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