An 11-year-old boy is facing accusations he beat his disabled mother so severely she required hospital treatment, but there is another side to the story.
The wide eyed boy sat in court today looking much smaller than 11 years old.
Police said the boy has been caring for his disabled mother, a role that included doing laundry, cooking meals, and other jobs to help his mother.
“He was just a sweet boy,” said neighbor Genevieve Ninke.
Another neighbor said she “just loved that little boy.”
Elk Grove Police told FOX40 the boy and his mom lived by themselves in the home where the abuse allegedly happened.
Officers were tipped off by a third-party, and arrested the boy Monday.
Officers say the 51-year-old mother had been beaten by her son with an extension cord, eight-to-ten feet long. The mother had injuries to her arms, legs and back.