Man accused of attacking mom in Phoenix hospital
Alex Guy Gillis Thrasher, 25, admitted to police that wanted to kill his mother, Leslie Ann Marie Clark, because she was mean, called him names and did not contribute to society, police reports said.
Just before the attack, Thrasher was apparently leaving his mother’s private room at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix to smoke a cigarette.
Clark said she noticed that her son had paused behind a privacy curtain in the room. When she asked what he was doing, Thrasher, who is 6-foot-5 and approximately 250 pounds, climbed into her bed and began strangling her.
When Clark tried to fight back, Thrasher would strengthen his grip. As the mother was on the verge of passing out, hospital staffers entered the room and forcibly removed Thrasher.
One nurse told investigators that Thrasher was smiling after the incident and that she heard him say, “That was fun.” Investigators said Thrasher later described the experience of attempting to kill his mother as “a trip.” Read more: AZ Central