CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A woman allegedly choked her 76-year-old mother to death with a vacuum cleaner cord in a Central Islip home on Tuesday, police said.
Sharon Easter, 57, called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. and told an operator she’d killed her mother, officials said. When police arrived the the Cocoanut Street home, they found Dorothy Easter’s body.
Homicide Squad detectives charged the daughter with murder in the second degree, officials said. Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer of the Suffolk Homicide Squad said investigators believe the daughter had “some mental health issues.”