Man hits mom 9 times in head with ashtray

A 31-year-old Bremerton man broke into his mom’s home, pinned her to the bed as she had been sleeping, strangled her, then hit her up to nine times in the head with a glass ashtray Jan. 31.

“I thought I was going to die,” she says in court papers. The man appeared in Kitsap County Superior Court Feb. 1. Bail was set at $100,000.

He faces numerous charges, including burglary in the first degree, assault in the second degree, violation of a court order and domestic violence. Maximum penalty is life in prison and/or $80,000 in fines.

The incident occurred at 8 p.m. at a residence on Rocky Point Road. The woman suffered two broken fingers, likely from protecting herself from the ashtray, court papers say.