Daughter accused of strangling mother with vacuum cord

June 19, 2019 GMT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 57-year-old woman has been arrested on murder charges for strangling her mother with a vacuum cleaner cord.

Suffolk County police say Sharon Easter called 911 at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and told the operator she had killed her mother at the Central Islip home they shared.

When officers arrived on the scene, police say they found 76-year-old Dorothy Easter dead of strangulation wounds.

Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer of the Suffolk Homicide Squad said investigators believe the daughter had “some mental health issues.”

The woman is to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday. Information on her lawyer wasn’t immediately available.