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DA: Alabama man beat mother to death with oxygen tank when she 'wouldn't stop crying'

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - Bond for a 47-year-old accused of beating his mother to death with her own oxygen tank has been set at $150,000, the Mobile District Attorney's Office said Monday.

The district attorney said Joseph Wood beat his mother to death because she "wouldn’t stop crying."

Police confirmed 70-year-old Carol Croucher, who was bedridden and in hospice care, sustained blunt force trauma.

Wood has been charged with murder.

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Mobile police are currently on the scene of a death investigation on Cottage Hill Road near Kasserrine Pass and University Blvd in West Mobile.

Police say they were notified around 10 a.m. Friday, but have not revealed who notified them.

Police have identified the victim as 70-year-old Carol Croucher and revealed that she sustained blunt force trauma.

Friday afternoon, police arrested the woman's son, 47-year-old Joseph Wood, and charged him with her murder.


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