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Sheriff's office: Son bludgeons mother to death at Madison Township home

Officers were called to the 5200 block of Harbor Boulevard in southeast Franklin County at around 8:15 a.m. Friday.
Credit: Franklin County Jail
A 2017 jail booking photo showing Francisco Persichetti-Gallegos

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — A man is charged with murder after he allegedly bludgeoned his mother to death in a domestic incident in Madison Township Friday morning. 

Madison Township police officers were called around 8:15 a.m. Friday to a home in the 5200 block of Harbor Boulevard in southeast Franklin County.

The original call was for a domestic disturbance with an injured person, police said.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says 66-year-old Gloria Avalos was found with wounds to her upper body and head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Avalos's son, 42-year-old Francisco Persichetti-Gallegos, was arrested at the scene and was charged with murder. 

Court documents filed to the Franklin County Municipal Court state that Gallegos used a 25-pound weightlifting plate to beat Avalos.

Gallegos is in custody at the Franklin County Jail.