OKLAHOMA CITY – An elderly Oklahoma City man is allegedly beaten to death by his own son.
The victim, 91-year-old Theodore Meyer, passed away over the weekend.
Police say the son attacked his dad inside their apartment last week.
The suspect allegedly hit the victim repeatedly with his own cane.
“No one should be hurt like that,” said neighbor Aaron Robinson. “I guess you never know who you live across from and what can happen.”
Aaron spent their day unpacking a U-Haul and moving in across the hall from where the victim lived.
Hearing what happened, that 61-year-old Donald Meyer is accused of the killing, is shocking to the new tenants.
“That’s your child. You raised him and you would never think your son would harm you in any form or fashion,” said neighbor Jordan Mitchell.
The younger Meyer allegedly first told police “His father fell down.”
However, an employee at Comfort Keepers, an in home health care provider, witnessed the attack.
The police report reads “The witness observed (Donald Meyer) strike the victim with a closed fist and a cane several times.”
“We were there and we are cooperating with the police,” said Joe Forrest with Comfort Keepers. “Really our hearts go out to the family, the Meyer family. It’s just a difficult thing that happened.”
“It’s unusual to have a 91-year-old victim of a homicide, that is pretty rare,” said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.
Police say what set off the attack remains a mystery.
“Investigators are still trying to piece together what led up to the elder Meyer being attacked by his son,” said Knight.
The suspect remains behind bars at the Oklahoma county jail.
He’s being held without bond.
For anyone interested in helping the victim’s elderly widow, a fund has been set up at BancFirst under the name Theodore (TJ) Meyer.