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Charges could be upgraded in fatal beating of mom

February 11, 2011 4:16:00 AM PST
A case of elderly abuse could turn into murder charges for a Westchester woman who allegedly assaulted her own mother.

Denise Castracucco was arrested Tuesday.

She's accused of throwing her 70-year-old mother to the ground and kicking her repeatedly.

The mother died from her injuries.

Right now, Castracucco is only charged with assault, but the charges could be upgraded.

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