Mom, Son Plead Guilty to Killing Patriarch

Bhavnaben Ingle and her son, Parth Ingle, have both pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 Middletown killing of Arunkumar Ingle.

The mother and son, who were held in March for trial in the 2008 killing of the family's patriarch, both pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges on Thursday, according to philly.com.

Bhavnaben Ingle and her son, Parth Ingle were both charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2008 killing of Arunkumar Ingle in their Middletown home.

According to State Police, Arunkumar Ingle, 55, was brutally killed in his Middletown residence and his body was found the following day. The Delaware County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide and the cause of death was crushing blunt force head injuries with multiple stab wounds to the head and neck and his testicles were mutilated.

On Thursday, Parth Ingle, 26, admitted to killing his father during a fight over his father's mistress, according to philly.com.

It was known amongst the family and several friends that Arunkumar Ingle was having extramarital affairs for several years. It had been alleged that Arunkumar Ingle planned to fake his own death, cash in $3.6 million in life insurance policies and be with his mistress in India, according to court documents.

Parth Ingle told the court that during the arguement he struggled with his father with a baseball bat and a knife, according to philly.com.

Parth Ingle pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and his 53-year-old mother pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit voluntary manslaughter.

Parth Ingle was immediately sentenced to 33 to 44 months in state prison and Bhavnaben Ingle was sentenced to 10 to 23 months, according to philly.com.

Bhavnaben Ingle has been in county prison since having been arrested in February 2012 and will be released Friday having served her minimum sentence, according to philly.com.

Parth Ingle has been in prison since December 2011.


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