Lawyer appointed for man charged with beating mother

Posted by Iva Radman – email

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - A Manakin-Sabot man accused of beating his elderly mother is locked in a Henrico County jail.

John Heinrich, 34, appeared in a Goochland County court today. He was arrested by Chesterfield County police Friday after he was discovered in an abandoned house in the Midlothian area.

He was appointed an attorney, but will not have a bond hearing until September 23.

Heinrich is charged with malicious wounding. His 73-year-old mother remains hospitalized.

Investigators say Heinrich brutally beat his mother at her house early Wednesday morning.

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