Man, 43, ‘punched and choked mum, 66, before setting her house on fire’
A man has been accused of punching his mum, almost biting off her thumb and setting her house on fire after they got into an argument.
Damen Stephens was arrested on Monday following a two-day police manhunt after he allegedly punched and choked his 66-year-old mother.
Police say the woman suffered swelling and bruising to her body and is now ‘extremely fearful’ of her 43-year-old son.
Neighbours say Mr Stephens and his mother got into a heated argument on Friday evening before he returned to the home later that night and began smashing her windows.
According to court documents, Stephens... read more
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