The Arizona authorities have recently arrested a woman who allegedly strangled her mother after the woman refused to lend the car. Court documents reveal that the woman was struggling with a mental condition and that she was recently arrested for driving under the influence.
Arizona Woman Strangles 80-year-Old Mother
According to the authorities, the events that led to the arrested of a 59-year-old woman from Arizona started to unfold on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the 911 dispatcher was contacted by Elizabeth Ann Ramirez, in an apparent state of distress.
The woman told the 911 operator that in a fit of rage she had killed her mother. Moreover, according to the audio transcript, when the emergency line operator asked Ramirez what happened, she told her that she got into a heated argument with her over a car before strangling her.
The Arizona woman also said that she refused to perform CPR on her 80-year-old mother and when the operator asked her if she’s dead, the woman allegedly replies with ‘I hope so.’
Ramirez was later arrested by the authorities and charged with first-degree murder. The court documents revealed that Ramirez was arrested a day before when she was caught driving under the influence.
After the event, the Arizona woman went straight to her mother and asked if she could borrow for a car. Apparently, the woman refused to lend Ramirez her car, which led to a short scuffle. The emergency responders declared the woman dead at the scene.
According to the same court document, Ramirez and her mother have been living together for some time and that the woman was struggling with a serious mental illness for which she refused to take medication.
At the moment, the Arizona woman’s condition is being assessed by court-appointed psychiatrists to determine if she’s fit to stand trial.
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