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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Police say a 13-year-old South Texas boy has been accused of using a hammer to beat his mother.

Corpus Christi police said Monday that the child has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence.

Senior Officer Julie Garcia says the boy remains in juvenile custody. His name hasn t been released. Garcia says the mother suffered head, arm and facial injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigators say the incident happened Saturday night when the boy and his 33-year-old mother apparently got into an argument.

Police say the boy fled after the attack, but later returned to the family s apartment and was found hiding under a bed.

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