(Phoenix, Arizona) A 42-year-old local woman, Carol Hatley, has been accused of killing her 73-year-old mother, Deborah Hatley, and trying to dismember her body.
Hatley faces one count of second-degree murder.
Police said Hatley provided a statement regarding the circumstances that preceded the death of her mother and was taken into custody. Court paperwork indicates that what Hatley told officers did not mesh with what they were seeing at the scene or the time line provided by Martin.A court appearance is scheduled for September 28.
Police said the mother and daughter lived together in the home and they had a very tumultuous relationship.