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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.

For more crime information on Mehlville-Oakville Patch, see the following articles:

  • Woman Beaten by Granddaughter Dies; Prosecutors Consider Upgrading Charges
  • Updated: South County Woman Attacks Grandmother She Thought Was a Demon
Lisa Minden January 09, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Who's the demon here?? Throw this winch down & beat her down!!! Poor woman was 92 yrs old for God sake..she had no way of defending herself! Put the bitch granddaughter away for life..better yet..take her life! No time for demons like her in our society! Nuff said
Gene Kelley January 09, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Agree with Lisa 100%! This woman knew exactly what she was really doing.
Christine zehnle May 14, 2013 at 06:17 AM
really ? This murderous society deserves every criminal it gets

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