Authorities in Arizona say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her own mother after a 2017 arrest for allegedly threatening to kill the elderly victim.
According to KNXV, Scottsdale police responded to a call near the intersection of 64th Street and Osborn Road at about 2 p.m. on Monday.
In a statement from Sgt. Ben Hoster indicated that a nearby resident called 911 in response to a request from a neighbor. Upon arrival, officers say they found Sharon Simmons dead in her bed.
An investigation led police to conclude that the victim’s daughter, Holly Brennan, suffocated her with a pillow. The 46-year-old reportedly admitted to committing the homicide between 10 and 11 a.m. the same day.
“I wanted her gone,” she reportedly said during a police interview, further asserting, “I hated her.”
Police say she acknowledged that her mother fought back for “a couple of minutes” as she was being suffocated before falling limp.
Neighbor Michael Bennett recalled the scene soon after officials arrived on the scene, as reported by the New York Post.
“Then they put cuffs on her and sat her down on the sidewalk,” he said of Brennan. “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It took a couple seconds for it to sink in and I’m like, ‘Wow she just admitted that!'”
In addition to an arrest two years ago in connection to a threatening Facebook post, Brennan reportedly underwent some type of treatment late last year due to thoughts about killing her mother.
“Everybody in the apartment complex just loved her,” Ross Blaisdell said of the victim.
Bennett agreed, though he said the suspect “was a little sketchy.”
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