• Woman accused of beating parents with cane, oxygen tanks in Utah hotel

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MIDVALE, Utah - A woman is accused of assaulting her parents with a cane and oxygen tanks in a Utah hotel Saturday, police said.

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    Anne Cockrell, 42, was arrested on two counts of aggravated abuse of an elder and two counts of aggravated assault, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.

    A Salt Lake County deputy responded to a domestic call at a hotel in Midvale, KSTU reported.

    According to the probable cause statement, Cockrell allegedly attacked her parents, who are both older than 65. First, Cockrell allegedly hit her mother with the older woman's cane and her oxygen tanks, KUTV reported.

    When her father attempted to intervene, Cockrell allegedly hit him with her hands, the cane and oxygen tanks, the television station reported.

    According to the probable cause statement, Cockrell then poured laundry detergent on her parents and threatened them, KSTU reported.

    Cockrell's father suffered lacerations and bruising on his arms, the television station reported. The probable cause statement did not mention the extent of the injuries suffered by Cockrell's mother. 

    Cockrell, who was not at the hotel when police arrived, was later arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, KUTV reported.

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