72 Year Old Woman Accused of Beating 8 Year Old Granddaughter To Death


A North Carolina grandmother has been arrested and charged with murdering her 8 year old granddaughter earlier this week.

On February 7, Nash County police were called to the Nash UNC Healthcare emergency room after an 8 year old girl was brought in by her grandmother severely beaten.

Authorities said 72 year old Patricia Ann Ricks brought her granddaughter into the hospital with severe injuries throughout her whole body and head.

She died moments after arriving to the hospital and before authorities could arrive.

Once authorities arrived they determined that the grandmother was the legal guardian of the child.

They also went to a residence on the 5000 block of Dutchman Road where the incident occurred.

Authorities said there were six other children and another adult in the house at the time the beating.

Ricks was arrested and charged with first degree murder. She remains in the Nash County Detention Center with no bond.


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