South County Woman Indicted on Charge of Murdering Her Grandmother
The woman told St. Louis County Police she believed the elderly woman had a demon and she tried to beat it out of her.
A South County woman, who police say killed her grandmother by stomping on the elderly woman, was indicted for second-degree murder and first-degree elder abuse. A St. Louis County grand jury handed down the decision Wednesday to hold her over for trial.
Rachel Armstrong, 37, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County’s Sappington area, told St. Louis County Police she threw down her 92-year-old grandmother and stomped on her Nov. 12 because she believed she was a demon.
The elderly woman suffered eight broken ribs and two broken arms. She died Dec. 2 as a result of her injuries, St. Louis County Police said.
Armstrong is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $250,000.
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