Indianapolis man beat mother with cast iron pan, left her for dead, court docs say

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 10, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Court documents filed against a 44-year-old man detail just how badly his mother was beaten.

Police arrested Bobby Gibson Jr. on Sept. 25, a day after they found his mother critically injured inside her home.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed against Gibson, officers responded to the home and found a woman unresponsive and covered in blood.

Those documents also detail the extent of her injuries including, "multiple skull and facial fractures, three lacerations in the head that penetrated to the skull, exposed brain matter due to a hole in the skull, four deep lacerations to the chest and a collapsed lung."

Detectives also found blood splattered throughout the living room and kitchen and signs of a disturbance in both rooms. Officers found a "broken glass, broken kitchen utensils and a bloody cast-iron frying pan with a broken handle." They found blood on the carpet, the phone and the walls in both rooms.

The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

At the hospital, the victim told detectives that she was home with Gibson when she saw a bottle of vodka in his pocket. She told him "he wasn't allowed to drink at home," according to those court documents.

The victim said she took the bottle from Gibson and poured it out, telling him "the court needed to do something with you." She said Gibson responded by saying,

"You wanna lock me up? I'm gonna give you something to lock me up," Gibson reportedly said as he began attacking the victim.

The victim told detectives her son choked her until she lost consciousness. He continued beating, kicking and hitting her with pots and pans when she regained consciousness, the documents state. She said Gibson demanded to know where her purse was so she told him, and he left.

Investigators say an anonymous tip led them to Gibson at a vacant home, where he told officers his mother had given him her vehicle so she could sell it for drugs.

Gibson is charged with attempted murder, battery resulting in bodily injury, aggravated battery, strangulation and auto theft.

This story was originally published by Katie Cox on WRTV in Indianapolis.