- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a woman killed her aunt with a meat cleaver in the home they shared in New York City.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Saturday that 30-year-old Elizabeth Sanchez is awaiting arraignment on a murder charge. She’s also known as Digna Sanchez-Ortiz.

It’s unclear whether she has an attorney who can comment on the charges, and a possible phone number for the family’s home rang unanswered Saturday night.

Brown says Sanchez’ aunt, Maria Palaguachi, was wounded in the head, neck and shoulder in a brutal attack Thursday. The prosecutor says the cleaver was found at the home, on 174th Street in the Jamaica neighborhood.

The 50-year-old Palaguachi was pronounced dead at the house.


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