UPDATE: Mario's Arrest Linked To Mom's Drug Addiction
As we previously reported, this past Friday morning, singer Mario was arrested for assaulting his mother in her Baltimore home. We've got more details as to what really happened when you read on...
Mario's lawyer has blamed Mario's mother's irrational behavior for "an unfortunate incident between a loving son and a mother who continues to struggle with a devastating addiction."
None of us are shocked this situation was related to the drug use in some way.
Mario was charged with second degree assault after police were called to Shawntia Hardaway's Baltimore apartment. She alerted the authorities that Mario, 24, was inside her apartment damaging property. According to police, Shawntia claims Mario started yelling at her and pushed her in her chest which caused minor pain. A broken china cabinet, mirror and busted door were also discovered at the scene.
"Anyone who has waged the battle to save loved ones from the forces of drugs knows the irrational behavior that almost always accompanies their actions," said Hassan Murphy, Mario's Baltimore attorney, on Saturday. "Despite the allegations, Mario remains committed to supporting his mother."
Sad. However, problems between Mario and his mother stem way back. In 2007, Mario's turbulent relationship with his heroin-addicted mother was filmed for a documentary called "I Won't Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom."
Mario took to Twitter this morning to thank his fans for all their support during this time.
Hopefully these family issues can be resolved. Having a drug addicted family member can bring out the worst in people who have really just had enough.