A woman in California allegedly choked her aunt to death after the two got into a dispute over chores, authorities said.
Chula Vista police were called to the home of 52-year-old Leticia Hernandez around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 to do a welfare check after concerned family hadn’t been able to get in touch with her for over 24 hours.
Officers entered the residence and discovered Hernandez dead in her bedroom under a pile of clothing, Lt. Dan Peak said in a news release.
Investigators identified Hernandez’s niece, Elizabeth Memea, 32, as a suspect in her aunt’s murder.
According to Peak, Memea is accused of “choking and eventually killing” Hernandez after the two got into an argument over chores.
Memea also had several injuries to her face, police said.
She was being held without bail at the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee on a first-degree murder charge, KSWB-TV reported.