Police: Son’s beating killed father
NORTH EAST — A man who allegedly beat his father during a fight inside their North East-area home two weeks ago is now facing murder charges, after his hospitalized father died from his injuries on Wednesday, police reported.
The suspect, Daniel Raymond Hildebrand, 28, is charged with second-de- gree murder, first-degree assault, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Those charges were filed against Hildebrand by Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Det. Jonathan Wight on Thursday, a day after the alleged victim — Raymond Michael Hildebrand, 65 — died at University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, police said.
The father had been a patient at the trauma center since Oct. 26, the day that he and his son fought, police added.
“Investigators with the Cecil County Sherif f ’s Office were notified by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that Raymond Hildebrand, 65, was pronounced deceased at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center due to the injuries from the assault,” outlined Lt. Michael Holmes, CCSO spokesman.
The fight occurred during the daytime hours of Oct. 26 at the Hildebrand family’s home in the 1200 block of Irishtown Road, triggering a “domestic disturbance” call that sent CCSO deputies rushing to the scene, police said, adding that the father and son both were living there.
“Deputies determined that during the altercation, Daniel Hildebrand punched Raymond Hildebrand in his facial area, causing Raymond to fall to the ground, striking his a head on the concrete floor. Deputies also determined that while Raymond was on the ground, Daniel struck him several more times in the facial area,” Holmes explained.
An MSP helicopter flew the father to Shock Trauma, and CCSO deputies arrested the son, charging him with second-degree assault. Daniel Hildebrand had remained in the county jail in lieu of bond from Oct. 26 until Thursday when, in the wake of his father’s
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