Lawrence A. Richette, 54, a reporter and author who gained notoriety when he was accused of assaulting his mother, Common Pleas Court Judge Lisa A. Richette, died Monday, Dec. 16, at his home in Southwest Center City.
The cause of death is still pending, according to Carto Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements.
Prosecutors withdrew the 2007 assault case. But Mr. Richette had several other run-ins with the law.
He was the only child of the judge, who died of lung cancer two months after her son's assault arrest, and her husband, Lawrence J., a lawyer who died in 1986.