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Woman Charged With Killing Her Mother-In-Law With A Baseball Bat

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A woman was charged with murdering her mother-in-law with a baseball bat during an argument over the weekend. Cecelia Sharkey, 26, and her mother-in-law got into argument at the mother-in-law's home in the 18000 block of Victory Blvd. in Reseda on Saturday morning at around 11 a.m., City News Service reports. The two were arguing on the home's front lawn. Sharkey was holding a baseball bat and, as the argument escalated, allegedly swung it at her mother-in-law, fatally striking her. Sharkey fled after the attack, but was later arrested in the Wilshire area.

LAPD Lt. Brian Reynolds said the case was "pretty straightforward," and that there were witnesses to the alleged assault.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Sharkey has been charged with suspicion of murder. Her bail was set at $1 million.