The Dallas Morning News

Man sentenced to 32 years for beating his elderly mother

- Claire Ballor

A Plano man was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison for brutally beating his elderly mother.

In December 2016, Christophe­r Dee Acklin, 46, got drunk and attacked his 73-year-old mother at her Plano home, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reports.

The assault left her with a fractured femur and required her to have skin grafts on her arms, Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis said.

A judge sentenced Acklin to more than three decades in prison for injury to the elderly causing serious bodily harm with a deadly weapon.

Acklin’s mother testified that she closed her eyes during the attack and felt as though she were going to die, according to KTVT.

Acklin’s lengthy criminal record includes a conviction for assault family violence against his mother in 2010 and another against his wife in 2013, two DWI conviction­s and multiple violations of protective orders.

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