Case of woman accused of using hammer to kill mother is continued

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CLEVELAND, Ohio –A 21-year-old Cleveland woman accused of killing her 52-year-old mother was to appear in court Thursday, but her case was continued.

According to police, officers were called to a home on Kewanee Avenue near East 185th Street at around 2:26 a.m. June 13.

Neighbors said they heard a woman screaming for help in an upstairs apartment.

When they arrived they found 52-year-old Donna Ivy on the kitchen floor, unresponsive.

Police say her daughter, Dana Marie Witcher, used a hammer and bodily force to kill her mother.  Ivy suffered blunt force trauma. Witcher was located in a bedroom in the unit and arrested.

Continuing coverage, here.

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