ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)— Violently attacked by her own son. That’s what police say happened to an Annapolis woman who is now recovering at Shock Trauma.

Andrea Fujii was in the victim’s neighborhood, where people are stunned.

Friends say it’s upsetting enough that the 61-year-old woman was hurt by her son but now they’re finding out she was attacked with a hammer.

People on Hazel Nut Court in Cape St. Claire say they’ve never seen so much activity on their quiet street. Police say Robert Benscoter, 33, disrupted that tranquility after he attacked his mother with a hammer Tuesday night.

“There was some sort of dispute inside the home with her and her 33-year-old son. Things escalated, resulting in a violent attack,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.

It was in a townhome—where no one answered—that police say she was hit in the head and torso and managed to walk next door for help.

“It’s a sad thing because she is a nice lady and nobody deserves to be treated that way,” said one neighbor.

Most neighbors didn’t want to be on camera but say they saw the son run behind the home. Police searched for about an hour and a half in a wooded area with a helicopter and search dog and finally found him.

Neighbors say the victim is a single mother. Her son, who has no criminal record in Maryland, occasionally lived with her. Friends are relieved she survived but now worry for her future.

“I think it’s very sad that not only did she have to recuperate but she has to deal with the fact that it’s her son,” a neighbor said.

Benscoter faces several charges including attempted second-degree murder and assault.

The woman is in serious but stable condition.

Comments (15)
  1. concerned citizen says:

    Were are you black hater now, this white boy attack his mother with a hammer. sad and sick.

    1. dave says:

      Concerned, Give us time tar baby, we”ll catch up to the black Mother beaters.

  2. reader says:

    and there you have it…!! it’s not the african american community. crazy has no color my dear readers.
    black, white, yellow, orange, green. it simply doesn’t matter what you look like. crazy is crazy.

  3. D King says:

    Wow, you guys must have been waiting anxiously for your first opportunity to post these comments.

  4. Taz says:

    Beating your mother or any other person with a hammer is not normal. This mother flocker is nuttier then a crack house rat. Treat him to jail and treatment so he can stand trial and be hung like the old days. Axe him what he wants for punishment and he will tell you he wants to live like a king in jail with his homies…..

  5. RavenLude says:

    this loser probably still lives at home w/ his mother, doesnt work, uses drugs, etc.
    no rehabilitation programs, no probation, not even a trial. take him out in the middle of the bay and drop him in

  6. the mechanic says:

    Kick his dic loose.

  7. Sam says:

    I should’ve known Dave was going to spew his racial slurs on this news article. It’s a shame that he never has anything intelligent or important to say.

    1. dave says:

      Sam the sham, I’ve forgotten more than you will ever know. No run along & beat your meat on the toilet seat.

  8. adraine says:

    to bad he was a cracker but as you know crackers are natuarla born killers any way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahhaha

  9. tonybaloney says:

    Adraine, Everyday I wake up , I pray a prayer to God of thanks that I am not a black POS turdlet like you. You will die a black POS & I will drink to that & urinate on your homie cemetery.

  10. adraine says:

    dont be mad cause i told the truth about your cave people you a piece of s@#$ tell tyour white women to leave the brothas alone. dont me mad cause yall wanna look like us hahahahaha.

  11. Disappointed says:

    Wow.. I’m surprised you idiots can use the internet at your public library. You should all be ashamed with how you speak to one another.

    1. ulysses says:

      STFU OR get outa the site.

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