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Daughter chokes 80-year-old mother to death because she refused to lend her car

By William Martin 8:18 AM January 19, 2018
Elizabeth Ramirez

A woman became extremely angry and killed her mother following an argument about borrowing a car, according to police in Arizona.

Chandler police said that in the early afternoon of Tuesday, 59-year-old Elizabeth Ann Ramirez called 911 to report that she had just strangled her mother, 80-year-old Bertha Hermosillo Gutierrez.

The dispatcher told Ramirez to perform CPR but she refused, saying that she wanted her mother to die.

When the dispatcher asked whether her mother was dead, Ramirez replied: “I hope so.”

Officers were sent to the mother’s residence at 5042 West Juniper Way.

When they arrived, officers contacted Ramirez who led them to the body of her mother.

Gutierrez was declared dead at the scene.

Police said that Gutierrez’s injuries were consistent with strangulation.

Ramirez was taken into custody a short time later.

Ramirez was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of second-degree murder.

She was booked into jail and her bail has been set at $1 million.

Ramirez told police that the argument broke after she walked more than a mile to her mother’s home.

She then asked her mother to lend her car but she refused.

Gutierrez also called her daughter mentally ill.

Ramirez then choked Gutierrez until she died.