83-Year-Old Accused of Murdering Husband

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM EDT

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW-TV) - Town of Tonawanda police have arrested 83-year-old Phyllis Eson who they say killed her husband, 89, Norman Eson.

Police were called to their home at 161 Hawthorne around 10 p.m. Sunday night by the landlord to check the welfare of the Eson’s.
When officers arrived, they were greeted by Phyllis who had blood on her clothes. Upon inspecting the residence, patrol officers found Norman deceased on the floor.

An autopsy concluded that Norman died of trauma caused by blunt force blows to the head. The blows, coupled with Norman’s frail condition, led to his death.

Phyllis was seen by Town Justice Judge Cavarello who ordered a forensic evaluation. She is scheduled to return to court for arraignment on one count of Murder on Monday July 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

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