Police on Long Island have charged a Nigerian teenager with assaulting his mother in a Dix Hills home where his brother was found dead. 18-year old Charles Okonkwo is charged in the attack on his mother Dr Chinwe Okonkwo, 52, who was found unconscious with severe head injuries. (DR. Chinwe Okonkwo is a medical doctor with more than 24 years of medical experience and founder of HOPE OUTREACH FOUNDATION. Check here)
Charles Jnr. allegedly beat his mother so badly that it caused her to be airlifted to the hospital. Charles Snr. found his wife, who is a prominent doctor both in the New York area and in Nigeria, inside the family’s Dix Hills home Saturday evening. The couple’s 15-year-old son Bradley was also found dead.
Police say Charles, Jr. took off in a BMW, but he was tracked down not far from the home on 3 Norman Court. Neighbours say this isn’t the first time police have come to the home, and that they’ve been here “many times before”.
Yvonne Russell’s grandson, who was best friends with Bradley says things between Charles, Jr. and his little brother had been escalating over the past few months, and that Charles, Jr. was troubled. Charles Jnr is said to have a history of psychiatric issues and the family had been trying to help him before the vicious attack.
Charles, Jr. graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School. There is no word yet on the cause of death for 15-year-old Bradley.