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Stamford Woman, 76, Dies Thursday; Cops Say Son Beat Her Violently

Timothy F. Anderson, 42,  of 58 Sleepy Hollow Lane, is facing serious charges after brutally attacking his 76-year-old mother Monday afternoon, police said. She died Thursday and police are determining whether charges will be upgraded.
Timothy F. Anderson, 42, of 58 Sleepy Hollow Lane, is facing serious charges after brutally attacking his 76-year-old mother Monday afternoon, police said. She died Thursday and police are determining whether charges will be upgraded. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 76-year-old woman died Thursday from injuries after her son allegedly savagely beat her Monday afternoon, Stamford police said Thursday.

Maryanne Anderson of 58 Sleepy Hollow Drive failed to recover from the severe injuries including significant bleeding on the brain. She had emergency surgery to relieve cranium pressure and was placed in a coma and on a ventilator. 

Timothy F. Anderson, 42, of 58 Sleepy Hollow Lane, was charged with first-degree assault of an elderly person, first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was held on $500,000 bond and police will be meeting with prosecutors to see about upgrading the charges against him.

An autopsy is planned for tomorrow at the States Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Anderson beat his mother after she confronted him about not taking his medication at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

He angrily told her that he had been taking his medication, then grabbed his mother and punched her in the face repeatedly, police said. 

She shouted for her other son, John, 50, to call the police. The brothers fought for a few moments before Timothy Anderson fled out of the house and through the woods, police said. He was found shortly after on Haig Avenue, police said.

Stamford EMS responded and transported the woman to Stamford Hospital, police said. Once at the hospital, she was found to be suffering from internal bleeding, which required emergency surgery to remove a portion of her skull, allowing removal of unwanted pressure on her brain, police said. 

Police did not say what the medication is that led to the incident.

Anderson is next scheduled to appear in court on April 21.

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