A San Ramon man arrested Monday for allegedly bludgeoning his mother with a baseball bat was charged today with attempted murder, prosecutors said. Aaron Ricks, 27, has been charged with one felony count of attempted murder with two enhancements for causing great bodily injury and for use of a deadly weapon, according to Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Jerry Chang.
Police arrested Ricks in San Ramon on Monday night after receiving a call that an elderly woman — the suspect’s mother — was bleeding badly and yelling for help. Officers found Ricks armed with a baseball bat on the front porch of the home he shares with his mother, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital with significant head and body wounds suffered during the attack.
Chang said there is evidence to suggest Ricks suffers from mental problems that contributed to the assault. If convicted on all counts, the 27-year-old could face up to 13 years in prison, the prosecutor said. Ricks will likely appear in court on Friday, he said.
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