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Woman chokes her elderly boyfriend because he refused to give her money to buy cocaine

By Mason White 4:31 PM February 9, 2016
Diana Burnett 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly choking her elderly boyfriend because he refused to give her money to buy cocaine, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 52-year-old Diana Burnett, after being accused of putting her hands around the neck of her 67-year-old boyfriend and scratching his face.

Burnett was charged with battery on a person over age 65. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, where she is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Burnett was drinking alcohol and using cocaine for most of the day on Tuesday.

When her boyfriend came home, Burnett asked for $100 so she could buy more cocaine. When the boyfriend refused her request, she put her hands around his neck and squeezed.

She also scratched his face. The boyfriend told investigators that he has been suffering abuse for the past 19 years.