- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The sister of a northeastern Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to killing their great aunt is blaming inadequate mental health treatment for her violence.

Isis Brown pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, Thursday to a third-degree murder charge in the 78-year-old Dorothy Koreny’s April death.

She’ll serve 10 to 20 years in state prison under a plea agreement.

Heather Brown told a judge her 34-year-old sister lashed out and attacked Koreny with a barrage of porcelain figurines March 28 after a recent hospitalization.

Koreny died April 8.

Heather Brown says Brown never received consistent treatment from a “broken” mental health treatment system.

She says their family tragedy could have been prevented by better funding for mental health issues.

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