updated 1/24/2011 4:32:52 PM ET 2011-01-24T21:32:52

A California man whose mother was convicted of trying to kill his father with a poisoned milkshake two decades ago is now accused of severely beating the man.

Prosecutors say 20-year-old Jonathan Ortiz attacked his father twice because the son apparently blamed the father for his mother's imprisonment.

Ortiz pleaded not guilty Friday in San Mateo County Superior Court to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury.

Ortiz's mother, Elizabeth Fuentes, was the subject of an eight-year manhunt after she fled to Mexico with her then-2-year-old son following the 1992 poisoning.

After being caught in 2000, Fuentes was sentenced to 13 years to life in prison for attempted murder.

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