A Florida woman has been charged with beating her elderly mother to death after becoming enraged she wasn’t included in her inheritance, police say.
Gabriela Perero was charged on Friday with premeditated murder and aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, according to Broward County jail records.
The 53-year-old woman became enraged when she found out her mother had not included her in her will, the Sun-Sentinel in Broward County reported.
Perero told police that she had been living with her mother in a condo and had been taking care of the 85-year-old. When she found out that her siblings had received an inheritance and she hadn’t, Perero told police she grew angry and started smashing things around the home.
In her rage Perero said she grabbed her mother and pushed her to the ground, according to a police report obtained by the Sun-Sentinel. Perero described squeezing her mother around the throat, and grabbing her so hard on her arms that she “ripped her skin off,” police said.
“You destroyed my life, so I’m going to destroy you,” she told her mother, according to the police report.
After the beating, Perero reportedly cleaned her mother and put her into bed before calling police, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
She later told detectives that she did not want her mother to die, according to the report.
"I guess I'm going to jail. ... I beat up my mom," she told detectives before her mother’s death, according to police.
Her mother, Luisa Perero, was hospitalized and died from her injuries the next day. The arrest report said she suffered from lacerations on her arms and head and had bleeding in her brain.
Perero is being held in Broward County Jail and is awaiting trial.
[Photo: Broward County Sheriff]