A Long Island woman called the police on herself Tuesday morning to tell them she just strangled her own mother inside their home, cops said.
Sharon Easter contacted cops just after 8 a.m. and told the operator she just killed her mother at their home on Cocoanut Street in Central Islip. When police arrived, they found 76-year-old Dorothy Easter dead from apparent strangulation injuries to her neck, according to Suffolk County Police.
Police believe Sharon Easter killed her mother by strangling her with a vacuum cleaner cord. Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer of the Suffolk Homicide Squad told the Associated Press investigators believe the daughter had "some mental health issues."
The 57-year-old Easter was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree.
She is being held in police custody, and is scheduled to be arraigned before a judge on June 19. Information on Easter's lawyer wasn't immediately available.