CRIME
12/05/2012 05:43 pm ET

Rachel Armstrong Accused Of Beating Grandmother Angela Armstrong Whom She Thought Was Possessed

A woman who allegedly stomped her 92-year-old grandmother because she feared the old woman was possessed by a demon may face stiff penalties now that the victim has died.

Angela Armstrong died Monday at a hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. following the Nov. 21 attack by her granddaughter Rachel Armstrong, KSOK-TV reported. The younger woman threw her grandmother down the stairs before stomping her, which left Angela with broken arms and eight cracked ribs.

The granddaughter confessed, police said, and was charged with first-degree elder abuse. The grandmother's death has authorities considering stiffer charges though, STLToday.com reported.

At the time of the attack, Rachel Armstrong, a nurse by trade, told police she thought her grandmother was a demon and tried to beat it out of her before tucking her in bed, KMOV-TV reported.

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