OLATHE, Kan. -- Prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old man with attempted murder after police say he beat his mother in the head with a hammer.
Police said Majok Wany Anyit hit his mother E. Akol in the head numerous times in the head with a hammer on Tuesday, June 25. Akol was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A family member told FOX 4 that one of the younger sons called 911 to report that his 24-year-old brother had attacked his mother. The 24-year-old is reportedly the second oldest son.
The woman's sister told FOX 4 that on Monday the young man had been accused of stealing money from one of his brothers.
"I'm so worried because I don't know what happened to her," said Kathleen Akot, the woman's sister. "First when I came out I was crying but now I just hold my tears because I see the kids."
Anyit has been charged with first-degree attempted murder. His bond was set at $500,000.