POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KMOV) – Son confesses to brutally beating his parents at their Poplar Bluff home Tuesday evening.
Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were called to the scene at 12 p.m. after a man arrived home on the 1900 block of Wilson Street to find his parents had been beaten.
Carl and Vickie Jenkins were both transported to area hospitals in critical condition.
The victim’s son, Matthew Jenkins placed the original call to police about the beating. He later confessed to the Butler County Major Case Squad that he hit his parents. Jenkins told investigators that he repeatedly struck the victims with an aluminum baseball bat.
Matthew Jenkins was charged with two counts of First Degree Domestic Assault and booked at the Butler County Jail.
Further details into this investigation have not been released.