Oklahoma Watches and Warnings
Live Interactive KFOR Radar

90-year-old Oklahoma City woman hospitalized following brutal attack by family member

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY - A 90-year-old Oklahoma City woman is hospitalized following a brutal attack by one of her family members.

Police say the victim's 62-year-old daughter is responsible for the attack.

Using a stun gun, the suspect allegedly knocked her elderly mother to the ground.

According to the police report, that's when Sheila Middlebrooks told the victim, "I thought that would kill you."

The assault inside the home then continued with the suspect allegedly strangling the victim, punching her repeatedly and even stuffing rags into her mouth to suffocate her.

Police say the attack then ended as quickly as it began.

"The daughter at some point just got up and left the mother lying on the floor," said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.

Unable to walk, the elderly victim needed several hours to crawl across her floor to a phone where she called for help.

Officers found the victim with her eyes swollen, badly bruised and with blood coming out of her ears.

Officers arrested Middlebrooks a short time later at her home in Mustang, but the motive for the alleged attack remains a mystery.

"It is unclear what prompted the attack. It's inexplicable," said Knight. "The victim was doing nothing to provoke the assault on herself."

A search of online court records did not turn up any criminal history for the suspect.

As for the victim, she is expected to be okay.

Report a typo

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.