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Man Accused Of Beating Mother With Bat Charged With Attempted Murder

12/06/2011 03:43 pm ET

A 20-year-old man was arrested this morning for beating his mother into unconsciousness with a baseball bat in the home they shared near Caton Farm and County Line roads, police said.

Joseph P. Conrad, 2317 Hastings, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery and obstructing justice in the incident, which occurred at about 8 a.m. Monday. The home is in Joliet but has a Plainfield mailing address and is almost directly across the street from Plainfield School District 202's Meadow View Elementary School.

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