DENVER -- A 62-year-old man has been charged in an attack on his mother and father in their southwest Denver home.
Clifford Andrew Garel was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, second-degree assault on an at-risk adult, and third-degree assault on an at-risk adult.
The charges allege that over several days in July, Garel assaulted his 84-year-old mother and 83-year-old father and did not allow them to leave their bedroom. He is also accused of withholding food and medication.
The three live together on East Quincy Avenue in Denver.
According to an arrest affidavit, the abuse happened over a three-day period.
An arrest affidavit stated Garel restrained and abused his mother, even twisting her leg so hard that skin tissue separated and dangled from her calf. Police said when they found the man's mother she had "severe bruises covering her entire body." The woman's husband was assaulted when he attempted to defend his wife, the affidavit said.
The two were kept in a bedroom of the house with Garel posting himself outside the door, the affidavit stated.
Police were called when the couple managed to get to a cordless phone and call for help. When police arrived to check out the call, Garel answered the front door and said, "I beat the s*** out of my mom," the affidavit stated.
Garel remains jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond.