An 85-year old woman is hospitalized in critical condition after her granddaughter beat her with a back scratcher and a picture frame.
“The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana was called to a home about the “elderly” woman “suffering from multiple injuries,” police stated in a news briefing. “During the investigation, detectives learned that foul play was the cause of the injuries.”
Officers found Cecilia Ann Lee, 20, had been visiting on April 4, the night of the attack. The two became embroiled in a heated altercation that turned physical.
Police stated, “During the incident the suspect struck the victim multiple times in her head, torso, arms, and hands with a heavy duty back scratcher. Lee then proceeded to grab a wooden picture frame and continue the assault on her grandmother.”
“Lee also vandalized the residence and damaged the victim’s phone in order to keep her from contacting first responders. The suspect later fell asleep on a couch inside the victim’s residence,” police added.
When authorities and medical responders got to the home, they rushed the grandmother to a local hospital.
At the time of the release, she was in critical condition in the ICU; however, she was stable.
Lee was taken into custody and charged with one count of attempted first degree murder, one count of aggravated second degree battery of the infirm, one count of cruelty to the infirm, one count of false imprisonment, and criminal damage to property.
Lee’s bond is set at $1,067,500. The victim’s identity has not been made public.
Anyone with information can anonymously reach out to the Investigation Department at 337-363-2161. www.evangelineparishsheriff.org.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.