A 46-year-old man is expected to go to prison for 11 years after pleading guilty to raping his own mother.
The Cincinnati man, whose name has not been released publicly to avoid identifying the victim, initially hesitated in court to accept the plea deal, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.
"I take my plea back," he said when asked to enter one, after stating a moment before that he was "not guilty," notes the Enquirer. "I want to go to trial with this. It's all bogus and lies."
His attorney, Edward Keller, pulled him aside and the pair spoke for a few moments. Then, Keller stepped forward and explained that the defendant was struggling with the thought of going away to prison for so many years.
"He's having a hard time wrapping his mind around that," Keller added.
His client then reluctantly pleaded guilty to rape, felonious assault and kidnapping, saying that he was both satisfied and dissatisfied with the terms of the agreement.
"This is a bad situation," he said in court. "I feel bad about the whole incident. But I don't even know what happened. I blacked out, somebody slipped me something in my drink. I don't even know what was going on. I just don't know."
Prosecutors said that the man and his mom argued over money, so he "dragged her around the home, punching her in the face and body," and he then "forcibly raped her."
Afterward, the woman reportedly ran naked to a neighbor's house for help, but her son caught up to her and threw her over the fence.
Once he fell asleep, she called 911. Emergency responders found the man still sleeping, while his mother had injuries that included a broken neck, cuts, bruises and bite marks on her back and inner thighs.
The mother's DNA was found on his genitals.
After he was arrested and posted bail, he reportedly returned to his mother's house and tried to get inside, although relatives who were staying with her at the time did not grant him access.
Since the incident, the mother has withdrawn any involvement from the case, citing "affection for her son."
The man could have faced life in prison on the rape charge alone, according to FindLaw.
Per the plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges of attempted rape and abduction in the brutal March attack on the man's 63-year-old mother, notes the Cincinnati Enquirer.