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Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth in 2017. He was pictured on Wednesday at the Supreme Court of Manhattan

Son, 37, is accused of beating his 71-year-old father with a wrench and damaging his brain after a fight over inheriting the fortune of his deceased mother of $ 2 million

  • Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth in 2017
  • Jury members of the Manhattan Supreme Court were shown horrific photos of the injuries Eric suffered during the June 2017 attack
  • Prosecutors say that Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he spent two months in a coma
  • Heyworth is accused of attacking his father with a key for four hours after he went to his apartment after a dispute over the fortune of his deceased mother
  • Heyworth and his brother each inherited $ 1 million after the death of their mother Virginia Paris-Heyworth in 2012
  • Prosecutors say that Heyworth scammed his legacy and demanded that his father give him more money
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A man accused of trying to kill his father has reportedly used a key to beat him and torture him for four hours after a fight over his $ 2 million deceased mother's fortune.

Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth in 2017.

During the trial on Wednesday in the Manhattan Supreme Court, jurors were shown horrific photos of the injuries sustained by elder Heyworth during the June 2017 attack.

The photos show Eric & # 39; s face covered in blood and his eyes swollen shut.

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Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth in 2017. He was pictured on Wednesday at the Supreme Court of Manhattan

Jason Heyworth, 37, is on trial in New York for the attempted murder of his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth in 2017. He was pictured on Wednesday at the Supreme Court of Manhattan

Prosecutors say that Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he spent two months in a coma.

Eric, a retired public school teacher and graduated from Harvard, has suffered brain damage from the attack and is now in an assisted living home.

Heyworth, an amateur filmmaker, is accused of attacking his father after he went to his parental home to talk to him about a dispute over his deceased mother's fortune.

Prosecutors say that Heyworth and his brother each inherited $ 1 million after the death of their mother Virginia Paris-Heyworth in 2012.

It is claimed that he has given up his legacy of hotels and expensive restaurants.

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Heyworth reportedly demanded that his father give him more money and that he would be moved back to the family apartment on East 106th Street.

During the trial on Wednesday in the Manhattan Supreme Court, jurors were shown horrific photos of the injuries sustained by elder Heyworth during the June 2017 attack

During the trial on Wednesday in the Manhattan Supreme Court, jurors were shown horrific photos of the injuries sustained by elder Heyworth during the June 2017 attack

During the trial on Wednesday in the Manhattan Supreme Court, jurors were shown horrific photos of the injuries sustained by elder Heyworth during the June 2017 attack

The photos show Eric & # 39; s face covered in blood and his eyes swollen shut. Prosecutors say that Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he spent two months in a coma

The photos show Eric & # 39; s face covered in blood and his eyes swollen shut. Prosecutors say that Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he spent two months in a coma

The photos show Eric & # 39; s face covered in blood and his eyes swollen shut. Prosecutors say that Heyworth beat his father so badly in his East Harlem apartment that he spent two months in a coma

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Prosecutors say that Heyworth – a graduate of Columbia University – went to the apartment on the day of the attack to discover that his father had changed the locks.

He would have found a way home and attacked his father with a wrench.

A neighbor testified that he heard loud shouts coming from the apartment and called the police three times New York Post reports.

Eric, a retired public school teacher and graduated from Harvard, has suffered brain damage from the attack and is now living in an assisted living home

Eric, a retired public school teacher and graduated from Harvard, has suffered brain damage from the attack and is now living in an assisted living home

Eric, a retired public school teacher and graduated from Harvard, has suffered brain damage from the attack and is now living in an assisted living home

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When the police responded to the house, Heyworth opened the door for detectives and they reported that he saw a bloody and half-naked Eric trying to drag himself out of the bedroom.

Eric would have told the police that his son had injured him before he later went into a coma when he was taken to the hospital.

& # 39; This defendant tortured and crueled his own father for hours and nearly killed him because of greed & prosecutor Sarah Marquez told the court.

"He will never be the same man."

Meanwhile, Heyworth's defender, Todd Spodek, told jurors that Eric was angry with his wife, who had been married for 30 years, had left him $ 60,000 compared to the $ 1 million she had given their sons.

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The defense claims that Eric first attacked his son.

In his opening statements on Tuesday, Spodek referred to the song & # 39; What & # 39; s Going On & # 39; by Marvin Gaye – suggesting that the two cases were comparable.

& # 39; Unfortunately Marvin Gaye had problems with his father and when he went to visit him, he was shot and killed. When Mr. Heyworth went to his father to solve problems, he was attacked with a wrench, "said the defense lawyer.

Heyworth's defender, Todd Spodek, told jurors that Eric was angry with his wife, who had been married for 30 years, had left him $ 60,000 compared to the $ 1 million they had given their sons

Heyworth's defender, Todd Spodek, told jurors that Eric was angry with his wife, who had been married for 30 years, had left him $ 60,000 compared to the $ 1 million they had given their sons

Heyworth's defender, Todd Spodek, told jurors that Eric was angry with his wife, who had been married for 30 years, had left him $ 60,000 compared to the $ 1 million they had given their sons

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