A Fort Lauderdale woman who said she was angry about not receiving an inheritance beat her mother, who later died from her injuries, police say.
Gabriela Perero, 53, is facing charges of premeditated murder and aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older. She was denied bond during a court hearing Monday.
Perero told police she had been temporarily living with her 85-year-old mother, Luisa Perero, at the mother’s condo in the 600 block of Tennis Club Drive.
She said she became enraged that her siblings received an inheritance while she was caring for her mother and was left out, the police report said.
The daughter told a detective she began ransacking papers and breaking picture frames on Thursday night. She pushed her mother to the floor, grabbed her by the arms and “ripped her skin off,” the report quotes Perero telling an investigator.
Perero also described grabbing her mother’s neck with both hands and squeezing, police said.
She told her mother, “You destroyed my life, so I’m going to destroy you,” Perero according to a detective.
After the beating, Perero took her mother to a bathroom and washed the blood off of her, put her in bed and called 911, police said.
Before her mother died, Perero told police, “I guess I’m going to jail…I beat up my mom” and, “I pushed her down, grabbed her, and tore the skin off her arm.”
She also said she didn’t want her mother to die.
Luisa Perero was declared dead at Broward Health Medical Center but regained a pulse. She had endured a brain bleed, had lacerations on her arms and the back of her head, and was in a coma and on life support, an arrest report said.
She died the next day.
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