- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Bend woman used a pillow and her body to smother her grandmother to death and later confessed her actions to a counselor, according to court documents.

Police arrested Angela Judd, 45, in early February for the Dec. 31 death of her grandmother, 92-year-old Nada Bodholdt, reported KTVZ-TV (https://bit.ly/1PFFoXe ). Prosecutors recently filed a 19-page court document with information from counselor Wendy Jones, who says Judd described killing her grandmother during a counseling session.

Judd confessed to killing her grandmother during the Jan. 29 session, which she participated in as part of the Employee Assistance Program, according to the documents.

The report says Judd told Jones that she had two glasses of wine before visiting her grandmother’s retirement home. When she arrived, she told Bodholdt she loved her and stroked her face, then put a pillow over her face until she died, the report says.

Bodholdt physically struggled during the encounter, according to the document.

Prosecutors say Jones reported Judd’s confession to police. She had explained to Judd prior to the start of the session that she would have to report to law enforcement if Judd disclosed child or elder abuse.

Judd told the counselor she knew Bodholdt was in her final days and was concerned that the woman would suffer, the document says.

Bend police began investigating Feb. 3, more than a month after Bodholdt died of what was originally believed to be natural causes. Court records say police found Bodholt’s prescription drugs and a bloody pillowcase hidden in Judd’s home.

The documents say Judd told Jones she felt “angry, guilty and ashamed of what she did.”

A woman at Judd’s home told KTVZ that the family does not want to comment on the case.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/



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