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California IN BRIEF : SAN FRANCISCO : Woman Held in Bite Attack on Mother

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An 87-year-old woman was bitten at least 20 times on the face and arms, in some places down to the bone, allegedly by her daughter. Police said they were led to Mildred Mortenson, lying on the floor in a back room, by the 61-year-old daughter, Barbara Mortenson, who wore a bloodstained nightgown. According to a police report, the daughter told them: “She made me mad, so mad, I’ve been taking Prozac (an anti-depressant) for the last two weeks.” The older woman was in critical but stable condition at University of California Medical Center. The daughter was booked on charges of battery, mayhem and corporal punishment.


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