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updated: 8/12/2014 7:45 PM

Hoffman Estates man pleads guilty to beating mother

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  • Robert J. Granger

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A Hoffman Estates man who authorities say fractured his mother's nose and broke her jaw during an assault last year pleaded guilty to attempted murder Tuesday.

Robert J. Granger, 33, was sentenced by Cook County Judge Joel Greenblatt to seven years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea. He must complete at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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Granger told authorities he became upset with his mother and repeatedly punched her in the face while she screamed, "Bobby, please stop. I'm dying," said prosecutors during a hearing last year following the May 2013 assault. Granger responded, "then die," prosecutors said at the time.

The victim "ran out of the house," said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Gerber adding, "he dragged her back in and continued beating her."

Granger has several misdemeanor battery convictions, Gerber said. He served 30 days in jail in 2012 after he was convicted of battery and resisting a police officer. He also served 30 days in jail in 2011 for a domestic battery conviction, Gerber said.

Granger received credit for the 444 days he has spent in custody since his arrest, Gerber said.

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