RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Canyon Lake man faces charges of attempted murder, mayhem and elder abuse after calling 911 to report he tried to kill his mother with a hacksaw, authorities said.
Mark Vermillion, 61, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday. He is being held without bail, according to Riverside County sheriff’s jail records.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
Riverside County sheriff’s officials say Vermillion called 911 last Thursday and told dispatchers he tried to murder his mother with a hacksaw. Deputies responding to the 30400 block of South Fork in Canyon Lake found the woman in the master bedroom with half of her right foot severed, according to authorities.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
The mother was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center, where she was last listed in stable condition, sheriff’s officials said.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
Authorities say the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with more information can call Investigator Andrade at (951) 245-3300.