Grandmother assaulted by daughter, granddaughter over loud football game

Posted at 6:51 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 06:51:49-04

YOUNGWOOD, PA (WTAE/CNN) – Police say a family dispute over a loud Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday led to the two-day assault of a 77-year-old grandmother, whose daughter and granddaughter now face charges.

Police say the incident began when the victim’s 40-year-old daughter, Delores Marie Amorino, and 17-year-old granddaughter, Sarah Amorino, turned down the TV volume while the grandmother was watching a football game.

Victim Delores Ruth Amorino, 77, has difficulty hearing, so she went to her room, locked her door and started listening to the game on a radio.

Police say the victim’s daughter and granddaughter got angry, broke into the bedroom and attacked the older woman.

"They took a scarf, tied it around her neck, drug her around the house. She was beaten with a metal broom handle. They shaved her head," said Trooper Stephen Limani with the Pennsylvania State Police.

The grandmother was held hostage for two days, police say. She eventually slipped out of her home when her daughter and granddaughter were sleeping.

Delores Ruth Amorino was kept at a hospital for medical observation Tuesday night.

The woman’s daughter and granddaughter face charges of aggravated and simple assault, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and harassment.

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