Police: Lou. woman charged with abusing elderly mother

Police: Lou. woman charged with abusing elderly mother

Police say Cheryl Payton abused her 87-year-old mother.

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 11:23 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville woman is facing charges after police say she abused her own mother.

Mary Rose, 87, claims her daughter Cheryl Payton, 53, threatened to put a bullet in her head, held her down in the bathtub, ran freezing cold water over her and physically and verbally  abused her.

Payton lived with her mother until rose filed an emergency protective order against her daughter. Payton is facing charges for abuse, assault, menacing and terroristic threatening.

WHAS11's Michelle Arnold will have more on this story during the evening newscasts.

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