translated from Spanish: Woman admits to having killed old lady with a pillow

Arizona.-A woman from Arizona admitted to suffocating her 79-year-old mother with a pillow, the police said. Holly Brennan, age 46, was arrested on Monday in an apartment in Scottsdale she shared with her mother, Sharon Simmons, for several years. After asking a neighbor to call the police, Brennan allegedly communicated with the phone a few moments later and told a dispatcher who had just killed Simmons, the police said. Simmons was found dead later by the officers who responded in a dorm room inside the residence. The investigators said there was a history of domestic violence between the couple, as Brennan was arrested in 2017 for threats against her mother. She admitted that suffocated her mother with a pillow, «the Scottsdale police sergeant. Ben Hoster told KNXV. In addition, Brennan told the officers that she «hated her mother,» the police said, but her exact motive is not yet known.

Woman admits to smothering elderly mother with pillow: cops: An Arizona woman has submitted to smothering her 79-year-old mother with a pillow, police said. Holly Brennan, 46, was arrested Monday at an apartment in Scottsdale that she shared with her… — (@PDFviewerForWp)
May 14, 2019

One of the women’s neighbors also told the station that he saw Brennan, who he characterized as a «little bum,» to confess the investigators at the scene.

Then they put his fists on it and seated it on the sidewalk. I couldn’t believe what I was listening to. It took a couple of seconds for it to sink, and I say, ‘ Wow, she just admitted it! ‘ said neighbor Mike Bennett to the station.

Bennett told KSAZ that Simmons ‘ death has knocked him down, and other residents in the complex. «She was just a sweet lady,» said Bennett. The lady was just a beautiful old woman. Her daughter lived there, but she did not seem to be the friendliest. » It is unclear whether Brennan, who will face murder charges in the first degree, has hired a lawyer.

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