CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Dix Hills man who is charged with badly beating his mother in the same house where his brother was found dead has a history of psychiatric issues, authorities said.
Charles Okonkwo Jr., 18, is charged with assault in the critical injury of his mother. He is being held on $1 million bond.
He has not been charged in the death of his 15-year-old brother, Bradley, authorities said. Police were awaiting autopsy results Monday.