Upper Darby Man Charged With Assaulting His Wheelchair-Bound Grandmother

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – A 40-year-old Delaware County man is behind bars in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, accused of assaulting his elderly grandmother inside their Upper Darby home on Wednesday night.

Police accompanied health officials who went to the house in the 200 block of West Park Lane on a complaint about deplorable conditions outside the home.

Inside, police found an 87-year-old, wheelchair-bound woman who told them she was attacked by her grandson.

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says Edward Malm is charged with harassment and assault.

“She said that the bruising was caused by her grandson who was upstairs sleeping, (that) he slammed her into a wall and berated her because she was in a wheelchair,” Chitwood told reporters.

Chitwood says Malm would also take the batteries out of her stair chair so she couldn’t get out of the basement of the home when he held drug parties.

Police and the county agency that handles elder issues are still investigating.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • Andy VanMiddlesworth

    Family Values here .and yet people want to legalize drugs

  • R, Derrick

    What a absolutely shamefull thing he as done. I am sure she helped raise him and he treats her this way!!! I hope he gets a very severe sentence. I pray that she is able to live the rest of her life in peace.

  • Orrmobl

    I went to elementary school with this guy. He threatened to bring a bb gun to school and shoot the music teacher. What a surprise he turned or this way :/.

  • Mark J Smith

    Hes A sick A–hole

  • kqaterra.keenzy

    nothing but the devil in him

  • grumpy

    what the h3ll is in the drinking water of Upper Darby?????

  • anon1

    String him up by his shrivelled up balls and then lay him naked on a fire ant mound, but sprinkle him with sugar first. And THAT’S not even bad enough of a punishment for him.

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