GLEN ELLYN – A 27-year-old Glen Ellyn man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for severely beating his 61-year-old father in June 2016.
Charles Mitchell, of the 600 block of Roosevelt Road, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He has been in custody in the DuPage County Jail on a $1 million bond since June 2016.
A jury on March 9 found Mitchell guilty of aggravated domestic battery against his father but acquitted him of attempted first-degree murder. He had been charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of domestic battery.
At about 1:15 a.m. June 14, 2016, police officers responded to a domestic violence call at a hotel room Mitchell shared with his father and brother at 677 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Upon their arrival, officers found Mitchell, his father and his brother at the hotel, where Mitchell’s father was suffering from multiple head injuries, including a lacerated ear, broken jaw and three missing teeth, the release stated.
The victim immediately was transported to a local hospital, where he remained for one week to receive treatment for his injuries. During that evening, Mitchell and his brother got into an altercation, resulting in Mitchell beating his brother about the face, including gouging his eyes. An investigation into the matter revealed that Mitchell and his brother got into an altercation over a cellphone.
“On June 14, 2016, Charles Mitchell mercilessly beat his own father following a squabble with his brother over a cell phone,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “When he was finished, Mitchell, who claimed self-defense in the attack, left his father in a pool of blood and so badly injured that he spent the next week in a hospital in a drug-induced coma. Today, Mr. Mitchell learned that he will spend the next 10 years behind bars for administering a brutal attack that nearly killed his father."