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Woman Assaults Mother Over Unpaid Rent, Using Stairs and Pasta Sauce Can as Weapons

Police officials said the 79-year-old woman, later identified as Shela, succumbed to her injuries she received a week earlier after having gone to her daughter’s residence and demanding she pay unpaid rent owed to her only for the daughter to allegedly shove her down stairs and proceed to hit her with an unopened can of pasta sauce.

The doctors said the elderly woman died from complications of injuries received following the confrontation with her daughter, 49-year-old Nicole.

The 49-year-old suspect was already in custody on felony and misdemeanor assault charges stemming from the June incident, MPD said in a news release. Read the full story here ▶