September 01, 2011

Alicia Henderson - Jailed After Beating Cancer-Stricken Mother For Two Days, Mother Dies…. No Murder Charge?

West Palm Beach, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Alicia Henderson, a 38-year-old Florida woman has been charged with manslaughter after she allegedly beat her 74-year-old cancer-stricken mother to death.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Henderson was arrested Saturday following the completion of an autopsy which revealed that Henderson's elderly mother had been beaten to death.

Investigators say the victim, who suffered from stage 4 cancer and Alzheimer's disease, died after receiving multiple beatings that were delivered by Henderson over a two-day period.

Charlotte Lovell told detectives that Henderson moved in with her in February to help take care of their mother. But over the next two days, Henderson allegedly used the opportunity to beat her mother 5 to 10 times in the face and head. She then allegedly took her mother's clothing away and threatened to keep them if the woman didn't earn them back.

Lovell told detectives that Henderson repeatedly locked her mother in the bathroom and would only feed her candy and popcorn. In one instance, Henderson reportedly kicked her mother in the back and struck her in the face because the elderly woman had fallen and spilled a cup of water.

At the conclusion of the two day assault, Henderson began to attack Lovell, who fled the residence and called 911. Emergency crews arrived and then transported the elderly woman to a local hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.

Henderson was booked into jail on charges of manslaughter and domestic violence. bond has not yet been established in the case.

The Weekly Vice Opinion

Would anyone care to explain how a woman beats her mother to death over a two-day period and then manages to avoid a murder charge? Oh yeah, this is Florida.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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