Elderly woman jailed after slipper-slapping granddaughter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 95-year-old Florida woman landed in jail after calling police for help during an argument with her defiant granddaughter.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Hattie Reynolds probably wasn’t a threat, but her admission of slapping her granddaughter in the face with a slipper qualified as domestic violence.

An arrest report says Reynolds told police Saturday that she wanted 46-year-old Janeen Williams out of her house because she was in bed soaking up the air conditioning Reynolds pays for. When Williams began screaming and swearing at her, Reynolds said she slapped her with the slipper.

Police handcuffed Reynolds and took her to jail for the night. Records show a judge released her on her own recognizance.

A lawyer wasn’t listed on records.

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Woman poured antifreeze in grandma’s juice to poison her: cops

A woman planned for at least a month to poison her grandmother before she finally poured antifreeze in the woman’s juice and then gave it to her drink, New Jersey police said.

Elise Conroy was arrested Saturday and faces attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to poison her grandmother. Police said the 84-year-old grandmother drank the tainted juice and suspected something was wrong. She called police, but did not require medical attention, according to the Daily Record of Morris County.

Conroy, 26, lived in her grandmother’s home.

Conroy allegedly bought the antifreeze in July with the intention of poisoning the older woman.

Conroy was being held pending a detention hearing, which has not yet been scheduled. It wasn’t known Saturday if she has retained an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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