Authorities in Burlington County say a 43-year-old man is facing charges after he beat his mother with a landscaping rock, critically injuring her.

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The incident happened Monday at a home on Woodlake Drive in Marlton.

At the scene, officers with the Evesham Township Police Department located an unconscious 75-year-old woman with severe injuries to her head. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Woodlake Drive in Marlton NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Woodlake Drive in Marlton NJ - Photo: Google Maps

The investigation determined that the female sustained her injuries as a result of a physical assault, she was beaten with a landscaping rock. The investigation identified the suspect, as the biological son of the victim.

Police say her son, Lawrence Y. Kim of Marlton, was later located in Bryn Mawr, PA, where he was taken into custody. He is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.

Bryn Mawr, PA - Photo: Google Maps
Bryn Mawr, PA - Photo: Google Maps

Kim has been charged with,

  • Second-degree aggravated assault
  • Third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Fourth-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Evesham Township Police Department at (856) 983-1116.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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