A Van Nuys man was charged with murder on Wednesday after allegedly pushing his mother out of a window and stomping on her head after a verbal altercation.
Fernando Vargas was charged with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
The 40-year-old was arguing with his mother, Carlota Vargas, 71, when he allegedly pushed her out of a second-story apartment window.
Witnesses told police Vargas then jumped out of the window and beat his mother, stomping her on the head, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman.
“It was horrible,” said Nancy Ochoa, who witnessed the incident.
“He said that she was going to die anyway and it didn’t matter,” if he stomped on her, Ochoa added.
Carlota was transported to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries. Vargas faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.