Son indicted in teacher mom's beating death

April 17, 2012 6:19:28 AM PDT
The teenager charged with beating his mother to death in their Midtown Manhattan apartment has been indicted.

Henry Wachtel, 19, was arraigned Monday on murder charges.

Police say his mother, 63-year-old Karyn Kay, called 911 from their apartment last Tuesday to say her son was having a seizure.

The defense blames Wachtel's epilepsy medication for his violent reaction.

Kay was a published author and a film maker who taught at LaGuardia High School and Pratt Institute.

Her movie "Call Me" was released in 1988 to positive reviews.

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