Sunday 5 July, 2020

Ohio man charged with murder, his grandmother found dead by police

An Ohio man was charged today (May 27) with murder after police found his grandmother fatally beaten inside a Cincinnati home.

Anna Kidwell, 79, was found around 7.15 pm Tuesday by officers who had gone to the home in the city's Mount Washington neighbourhood to do a welfare check. She was unresponsive and had suffered head trauma, authorities said and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cullen Kidwell, 21, was arrested around 5.30 am Wednesday morning. He was scheduled to make his initial court appearance tomorrow Thursday, and it's not known if he's retained an attorney.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the attack or said whether he or his grandmother lived in the home where her body was found. They also have not said who requested the welfare check.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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