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Man accused in beating of his mother-in-law

Published: Tue, July 10, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.



Staff report


An Oak Avenue man was released from the Mahoning County jail after posting bond while the 87-year-old woman he’s accused of assaulting remains hospitalized.

Kenneth Krecken, 49, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence, accused of beating his mother-in-law Saturday afternoon.

Krecken was released after posting $13,250 cash or surety bond through a bail bonding agency.

Krecken’s wife told police that she arrived home and noticed that her husband was “highly intoxicated and angry,” according to a police report.

She went to her mother’s bedroom and saw that the woman was injured. The report said the woman, who was in a hospital bed, had a swollen forehead, dried blood in the corner of her mouth and her finger was bruised.

The woman told her daughter that Krecken had punched her in the face at least six times. Krecken’s wife also told police that when she tried to call 911, Krecken grabbed the cellphone from her and broke it, telling her that she wasn’t calling anyone.

Krecken then left the house and she called police from the house telephone.

Police arrested Krecken later at the hospital.

Richard Olivito of Steubenville, whose son lives at the Oak Avenue home with Krecken and the boy’s mother, said he’s been concerned about his son’s safety for a long time. He questioned what he considers a low bond for Krecken.

Krecken was charged with domestic violence in 2005, but court records show that the charge was dismissed after the parties underwent counseling.

Krecken is scheduled to appear this morning in Mahoning County Area Court in the township.


1jfgiancola(177 comments)posted 4 years ago

This guy need his ass kicked!

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2nojimbo(286 comments)posted 4 years ago

Somebody ask Judge Houser will the third time be a charm? According to the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts online records Judge Houser dismissed past domestic violence charges against this jerk in 2005 plus the judge found him not guilty of dui in 2002.. They should know each other well be now.

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3timOthy(802 comments)posted 4 years ago

He needs punched 1,000 times. ! Sick Bas!!!!!!!

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4Showa(2 comments)posted 4 years ago

I know Kenny, and he is the warmest, kindest person I know. This woman must have provoked him to the point that he was in fear for his safety.

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5LoveWins(35 comments)posted 4 years ago

@Showa, considering his past record of domestic violence and the fact that this woman was 87 and needed a hospital bed to sleep in at home, I highly doubt that she "provoked him to the point that he was in fear for his safety." I can bet money on the fact that this guy is probably just a lowlife scumbag that had you fooled.

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6Showa(2 comments)posted 4 years ago

I know his family. They are pillars of the community, very wealthy and generous. He is just like them. Very kind. I even heard the "victim" is an illegal alien.

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7mudduck(31 comments)posted 4 years ago

we'll have to wait and see the facts. Maybe the illegal alien "elderly women" was spitefull and attatcked this man. Maybe he was victim. Or she may have self inflected herself? Is she seniel? crazy? we don't know. lets wait and see.

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8LoveWins(35 comments)posted 4 years ago

Still doesn't explain his bad record.

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9Optional(2 comments)posted 4 years ago

I know this man and he is the victim. His wife is a horrible, mean, abusive woman. He probably snapped because I know first hand how badly he is treated in that home. He is the victim, and until you know the truth, don't throw stones at him. How he has put up with this abuse for so long is beyond me. He should just leave her and I know for sure he would be happier living in a box then with that woman.

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10Optional(2 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

fjiencola: go live in that house with those horrible women and see what its like. I have no doubt in my mind that many of those injuries were self inflicted. You have no idea what they have done to this man. Granted, no one should hit anyone, especially the elderly, but I guarantee you, anyone would need nerves of steel to overcome these two witches.

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