Woman Beats 82-Year Old Mother to Death on Mother’s Day Weekend

Another daughter of Catherine Glenn’s found the octogenarian’s severely bruised and bloodied body sticking out of the closet early Sunday morning, Cook County Assistant Atate’s Attorney Bridget O’Brien said. Glenn’s glasses had been knocked off her injured face and the leg and foot that had been protruding out of the closet had broken bones inside, O’Brien said.

Blood had been spattered throughout the room and walls and officers found towels with blood lying next to a metal rod with blood and tissue resting on a kitchen counter, O’Brien said.

Janette Glenn, who had lived with her mother in the first floor apartment since 2003, wasn’t there when police arrived after her sister called 911. But the 51-year-old had been acting “hyper” when she called her brother and asked to meet him at the hospital, O’Brien said.

When her brother tried to determine where she was and put her call on speaker while police were at the crime scene, in the 7800 block of South Euclid, she accused him of “trying to set her up,” O’Brien said.

Janette Glenn, who appeared before Judge James Brown with a paper gown and socks Tuesday, also allegedly had bloodstains all over her clothes and human tissue on her sweatpants when she was apprehended. Additionally, her right hand was swollen and had visible cuts, O’Brien said.

Catherine Glenn, who was healthy when her relatives and friends saw her at her birthday party late Saturday night, died of blunt force trauma, according to authorities.

Janette Glenn has no criminal background. The divorced woman has a master’s and nursing degree and moved back to Chicago in 2000 to take care of her ailing father…

Prosecutors: Daughter beat 82-year-old mother to death after senior’s birthday party. Chicago Sun-Times, 5/14/2013.

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