On Tuesday, an Ohio man pleaded guilty on charges that he raped his 63-year-old mother, but he said he had no memory of the incident and wondered if he had been drugged before the attack, the LA Times reported.
The Cincinnati man, 46, signed a plea deal and then appeared to take it back in court.
"What is your plea to count 1, the offense of felonious assault ... guilty or not guilty?" said Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Kubicki, according to USA Today.
"Not guilty. I take my plea back. I want to go to trial with this," he said. "It's all bogus and lies.”
The man spoke with his defense attorney, Edward Keller, for a few minutes and then pleaded guilty to charges of rape, felonious assault and kidnapping. In exchange for his guilty plea on these charges, prosecutors dropped his charges of attempted rape and abduction.
The attack, which occurred earlier this year, left the man’s mother with a broken neck as well as bruises, cuts and bite marks on her inner thighs and back, according to prosecutors, who also said that the woman’s DNA was found on her son’s genitals.
The son “dragged her around the home, punching her in the face and body,” according to court documents, and when his mother tried to escape to a neighbor’s house, he “threw her over a fence back to their yard,” said assistant prosecutor Anne Flanagan.
The man claimed he had been drugged.
"This is a bad situation. I feel bad about the whole incident,” he said in court. “But I don't even know what happened. I blacked out, somebody slipped me something in my drink. I don't even know what was going on. I just don't know.”
The man is not identified in order to protect the identity of the rape victim, his mother. He will serve 11 years in prison.
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