Man Attacks His Own Mother

By Ben Manning |

Published 01/01 2014 10:25PM

Updated 01/01 2014 10:33PM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - An Altoona man faces attempted murder charges after police say attacked his own mother.

Police say Matthew Baldessaro attacked his mother just before midnight Wednesday morning. She has severe head and face trauma from the attack, and she's being treated at a Pittsburgh hospital.

Police arrested him at the scene of the fight in Altoona. They charged him with criminal attempted homicide.

He's in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $500,000 dollars bail.

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