A 25-year-old Los Angeles woman was charged with murder in the beating death of her 82-year-old grandmother, prosecutors announced Monday.
At the time of the alleged crime, Rebecca Surratt was living with her mother and grandmother, Martha Yslas, at a home in the 300 block of Woods Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
On May 6, Surratt and Yslas allegedly got into a fight that resulted in the victim’s death, the release stated.
“As far as we can tell, she got upset at her grandma and beat her up,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Theo Baljet told the Los Angeles Times. “She punched her and kicked her and possibly choked her.”
If convicted as charged, Surratt faces up to 26 years to life in state prison.