A Madison County man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly beating his father with a baseball bat.

State Police say 20-year old Vincent Stile of Eaton became upset with his father after a verbal argument.

Police say Stile sprayed his father's face with pepper spray and then hit him 15 to 16 times in the head and body with the bat.

59-year old Anthony Stile is in critical condition at a Syracuse hospital with multiple skull fractures.

Vincent Stile was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.