Berlin Man Accused of Assaulting Elderly Parents

10/1/11 – A Berlin man has been ordered to undergo a mental health examination. Jeffrey Smaxwill is accused of assaulting his elderly parents. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery of an elderly person and additional counts of strangulation, substantial battery and disorderly conduct. The defense attorney says his 60 year old client has a history of mental health issues. His 82 year old mother reportedly told investigators her son barged into their home in Appleton, grabbed her arm and squeezed her throat to the point she couldn’t breathe. Smaxwill is also accused of punching his 83 year old father. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 11 years in prison.