‘I Hope You Die': Pennsylvania Man Beats, Chokes Mom for Changing Channel, Police Say

Northampton County police don't reveal why the channel change allegedly enraged the man

Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man beat his mother and choked her to the point of unconsciousness for changing the TV channel.

David Cantrell, 42, was jailed on assault and harassment charges after the argument Sunday night at their Bath home. [[411553275, C]]

Moore Township police say Cantrell punched his mother in the mouth, lifted her up and then slammed her on the floor. They say he also choked her until she lost consciousness, saying, "I hope you die." [[411664445, C]]

Police say the woman later went to a neighbor's house for help.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Cantrell, who remained in the Northampton County jail Tuesday -- unable to post $75,000 bail as he awaits a preliminary hearing Feb. 3. [[411637395, C]]

Police didn't immediately return calls for additional details. [[238427591, C]]

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