94-year-old Dorothy Farrell dies after alleged beating from son Mark Farrell in Marine Park

Charges could be upgraded against the victim’s 64-year-old son when a cause of death is determined. (3/11/14)

BROOKLYN - An elderly woman has died after her own son allegedly beat her with a cane.

According to police, 64-year-old Mark Farrell brutally attacked his 94-year-old mother, Dorothy Farrell, inside their Marine Park home on March 3.

Investigators say Farrell beat his mother with a cane and then silenced her with a pillow during the beating.  She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including fractures and lacerations to her face and skull, and broken ribs and fingers.

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Dorothy Farrell was pronounced dead yesterday at Kings County Hospital, however authorities have not confirmed if she died from her injuries.

Mark Farrell has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of felony assault, attempted felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.



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