A woman who called the police and confessed to strangling her own mother has been taken into custody, according to police in Arizona.
Elizabeth Ann Ramirez, 59, called 911 and said that she had just killed her mother.
Officers sent to the residence on West Juniper Way found Ramirez waiting. She led them to the body of her 80-year-old mother, according to a release from the Chandler Police Department.
Court records indicated that when a police dispatcher asked Ramirez if her mother was dead after the woman called 911, Ramirez responded: “I hope so.”
The day before the murder, Ramirez was arrested for a DUI, and believed to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs at the time.
Before she killed her mom, Ramirez told detectives that she had walked to her mother’s home to borrow her mother’s car, the court records show.
After her mother refused, and told her daughter that she was mentally ill, the murder occurred.
“I didn’t plan this, it just happened,” Ramirez said. “It was a mutual altercation, however I am younger.”
“I couldn’t take it anymore,” she added.
Ramirez was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of second-degree murder.
The judge at her first hearing said the bond was set at $1 million.
Should Ramirez post that, she would be required to wear an electronic monitor and be subject to a curfew.
“You will effectively be on house arrest,” the judge said, reported Arizona Family.
The next court hearing is on Jan. 24.
Ashley Pinhero, who lived next to Ramirez’s mother for three years, told Fox10 that what happened shocked her.
“It was mostly shocking because our kids play around here, and I know that the woman who hurt her didn’t live here, but it’s just you don’t really know everybody,” said Pinhero.