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Police: Man Attacks Mother, Kills Dog with Baseball Bat

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HARVEYS LAKE — A man is charged with beating his mother with a baseball bat and killing the family dog in Luzerne County.

Police say Charlie Ide, 34, of Harveys Lake attacked his mother last week, causing serious injuries to her skull, arms, and legs. She’s been released from the hospital.

Officers say Ide also beat the dog to death with the bat.

Ide is locked up in Luzerne County.


  • Coley

    There is more to this story than was reported. I know these people. Both he and the mother are truly some of the nicest people you would ever meet. He loved that dog too. He was not in his right mind when he did this. He had a reaction to a heavy duty medication and it caused him to hallucinate/act violently. Wish the news gave the full story. Sorry he is being judged like this without people knowing what kind of person he is and what actually happened.

    • Robert

      Wait! Don’t those TV commercials tell people to stop taking their medication and call the doctor upon experiencing a number of listed side effects? One side effect often listed “uncontrollable urges”. Now how do you stop in the middle of one of those? I guess you don’t……so perhaps the drug company’s should put forth a little warning that describes potential consequences a little more accurately, in addition to the news media using less drama and emotion to manipulate consumers.
      Once again, the media and the consumers of media favor a superficial means of appeasement over true reporting.
      How sad it will be when the erosion of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner progresses to the point where the truth is not only endangered, but extinct. We are indeed close in my opinion.

      • Coley

        Well said, Robert. Hopefully they will eventually release the details about this case. Its a really bizarre and tragic story. Charlie is not at all the type of “monster” people would attribute this behavior to.

  • so_mad

    What a low life POS! 34 yrs old and still acting out?! Probably has a history of “mental illness” poor baby! Well poor baby should’ve been incarcerated in an asylum and these things won’t happen! They don’t belong out in society! So evil!

    • me

      The public should all be allowed to take a swing at this loser. I have no remorse for this piece of garbage.

  • think positive

    I don’t believe in Justice on Earth, for obvious reasons,…just read the news. But it’s things like this that make me feel like I could almost will it to exist.

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