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Long Island Daughter Calls Cops After Strangling Mom at Home: Police

The suspect contacted cops just after 8 a.m. and told the operator she just killed her mother at their Central Islip home

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    LI Daughter Calls Cops After Allegedly Strangling Mom

    Police say a woman killed her own mother inside of their Central Islip home, then called police to report herself. Now police are wondering why it all happened. NBC 4 New York's Michael George reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    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.