Mother-in-Law Beating Suspect Arrested

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:24 AM EDT
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Mother-in-Law Beating Suspect Arrested

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A New Jersey woman accused of beating her elderly mother-in-law was arrested yesterday in New York City.

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Authorities say 58-year-old Mary Tene attacked the 82-year-old in Englewood during a dispute over Tene's drug habit on Sept. 11, leaving her mother-in-law with head injuries and knocking out several teeth. 

Officers arrested Tene as she walked out of a building in the Bronx on Monday.

Detective Capt. Tim Torell tells The Record newspaper Tene had cut and colored her hair and claimed to be her cousin.

Tene faces second-degree aggravated assault and elderly abuse charges.

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Torrell told the paper that Tene has used numerous aliases in the past and has an extensive criminal record in multiple states.

 


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