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Man found guilty of violently assaulting his mother in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Sun., April 10, 2022

From staff reports

A jury Thursday found a man guilty of brutally beating his elderly mother last year in Spokane Valley.

Edward M. Leavens, 57, was convicted of first-degree assault in Spokane County Superior Court, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

One of the victim’s other sons found his mother bloodied and beaten early on the morning of Sept. 10 at a residence on the 9300 block of East Cataldo Avenue.

The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at the time.

Leavens was arrested Sept. 17 and has been in Spokane County Jail since, according to the sheriff’s office. His bond is set at $100,000.

Leavens is scheduled for sentencing April 29.

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