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18-Year-Old Allegedly Pushed Stepmother Down Flight of Stairs, Killing Her

Austin Perot, 18, is accused of hurling Malgorzata Bozek down a flight of stairs, resulting in "multiple skull fractures," according to police.

By Dorian Geiger

An 18-year-old Georgia man is accused of throwing his stepmother down a flight of stairs and killing her.

Austin Perot was charged with the murder and aggravated battery of his stepmother Malgorzata Bozek following an allegedly vicious domestic incident in Marietta, Georgia earlier this month, according to court documents obtained by Oxygen.com.

Police were called to the family’s home on the 300 block of Granville Circle around 10:39 p.m. on Feb. 8 after reports of a disturbance. There, authorities allegedly found Bozek, who was seriously injured and had suffered several skull fractures in the fall.   

“[Perot] did push said victim down a flight of stairs at that residence causing multiple skull fractures to [Bozek],” an arrest warrant obtained by Oxygen.com stated. “The victim had visible injuries and head trauma.” 

Bozek was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to her injuries the next day, authorities said. Perot, who had first been booked on aggravated battery charges, was then charged with murder.

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What led Perot to allegedly push his stepmother down the stairs is unknown. Police haven’t yet released a motive or any further information on the woman’s fatal plunge. Court records show that the pair lived at the same residence in Marietta where the murder occurred. 

Cobb County Police Department officials weren’t immediately available to comment on Tuesday. 

Prosecutors expect an indictment in the case will be handed down by a grand jury sometime in the next three months, according to a spokesperson for Cobb County District Attorney’s Office. 

Perot made his first court appearance on Feb. 9 and remains in custody without bond at a Cobb County jail, according to court clerks. The 18-year-old doesn’t appear to have retained legal counsel as of yet. The Georgia man’s next court appearance is a bond hearing scheduled for March 3 at 1 p.m in Cobb County Magistrate Court.