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Baton Rouge Police: Grandmother attacked by grandson

Baton Rouge Police say a man accused of beating his grandmother and pouring hot water on the 87-year-old woman has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate ( ) 35-year-old Ernest Girtley allegedly attacked his grandmother just before 10 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

McKneely says Girtley allegedly pulled the woman from her bed, dragged her through the house and punched her in the face while telling her he was going to kill her.

He says the elderly woman grabbed her walking cane and hit her grandson in the groin.

Girtley was booked on one count each of cruelty to the infirm and aggravated second-degree battery.

It was unclear whether Girtley has an attorney.

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