DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A convicted killer was indicted Friday for hitting a 73 year old woman with a baseball bat.
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office says John Mason, 48, is now charged with a count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault.
They say Mason was out on parole for a murder in Georgia in 1987. He was living in Huber Heights with a woman and her mother.
Investigators say Mason struck the mother in the head with a baseball bat. She lost an eye to the attack.
Mason admitted to a 911 dispatcher that he stuck the victim because she was 'messing' with him and he wanted to return to prison.
Mason is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $500,000 bond.
“The defendant struck this elderly victim with a baseball bat, using what he himself described as a 'home-run swing'. Considering that the defendant is 6’ 2” tall and weighs some 300 pounds, it’s a miracle the victim survived this attack,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck.
Mason is set to be arraigned August 20.
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