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Volusia Co. man beat his mom ‘because she was a narcissist,’ deputies say


A 24-year-old Volusia County man told police that he beat his mom, pepper-sprayed her and tried to zip-tie her hands “because she was a narcissist.”

Robert Eddington’s mother said that when she invited him over for lunch on Monday he showed up to her home in Wilbur-By-The-Sea with a knife, pepper spray and a zip tie.

Police said Eddington then attacked his mother, leaving her seriously injured. During the attack, Eddington allegedly punched her in the head, slammed her head into a window and pepper sprayed her in the face.

Pictures given to WESH 2 News by the victim show her eyes swollen shut, missing teeth and a head injury.

Eddington told police it was “because she needed to be roughed up enough for the police to be called.”

Eddington’s mother said her son is bipolar and has not been taking his medicine.

A judge on Tuesday ordered Eddington held without bond until further notice.

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