Indiana Doctor Admits Shooting His Mother as She Lay in Bed

Dr Charles O Davidson

Dr Charles O Davidson

A retired physician in the Northwest Indiana city of Dyer has admitted in court that he is guilty of his elderly mother’s homicide.

Doctor Charles O. Davidson, age 77, told Judge Salvador Vasquez that he shot his bedridden mother, Blanch Bradley, age 95, in the chest and then turned the handgun on himself, because they were both suffering from severe health problems.

Police found the elderly woman dead in her bed on April 1, 2012, with Davidson slumped nearby with a non-lethal gunshot wound to his mouth. They discovered two .38-caliber handguns in the home.

Since the incident, the doctor has been out on bail. He had been charged with Reckless Homicide. He faces a prison term of up to eight years.

The doctor is scheduled to be sentenced in Lake Superior Court August 16.

Here’s more on this bizarre story: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/04/04/retired-doctor-charged-with-killing-his-95-year-old-mother/

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