A 45-year-old Philadelphia man is expected to plead guilty to beating his mom so badly that she ended up hospitalized in the intensive care unit with a brain bleed.
In return for the plea, Adam Epstein will spend two to four years in state prison and five years on parole under the agreement with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office discussed Tuesday at Epstein’s preliminary hearing.
In a brief court appearance, Epstein waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person. His next appearance will be in Bucks County Court in Doylestown. He remains in the county prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail.
Epstein was arrested last month on a warrant in the July 11 attack at his mother’s apartment in the 7200 block of Marion Avenue, Bristol Township.
When police arrived at the apartment, they found Epstein’s mother sitting in a chair in a hallway with numerous bruises on her body and face. She was complaining of pain. The woman told police that Epstein, her son, beat her, police said in an affidavit of probable cause. A neighbor called police after the woman appeared at her door looking for help.
The woman was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown where she was admitted into the intensive care unit.
Nursing staff reported the woman had bruises in different stages of healing, meaning they occurred over a time, according to the court documents. Medical tests also showed she had a brain bleed, the court records show.