A convicted killer beat and stomped on a 78 year-old mother of nine during a robbery on New Year’s Day.
A Syracuse man who beat a woman to death with a 2-by-4 board in 1990 was charged with brutally beating a 78-year-old woman during a robbery on New Year’s Day.
Willie McKee Jr., 42, approached the woman just after 8:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lodi Street. He repeatedly punched and kicked the woman before making off with with her purse and wallet, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said at a news conference this morning.
She suffered extensive head and facial injuries and was rushed to Upstate University Hospital, where she’s currently in critical, but stable condition.
The woman’s son, one of nine children, spoke to reporters following the press conference. He held a photograph of his mother. Her right eye was severely bruised and swollen and her head wrapped in blood-soaked bandages.
She was bleeding from her head and face when police arrived, Fowler said. Her son said his mother’s face was repeatedly stomped on.
Her son, who chose not to be identified, said the woman is bleeding from her brain, cannot see and is fighting for her life.
“She’s in very, very, very bad shape,” he said.