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Woman arrested after pouring laundry detergent on parents, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Aug. 19, 2019 at 6:23 p.m.

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MIDVALE — A Taylorsville woman was arrested over the weekend for investigation of abuse after police say she beat her parents and poured laundry detergent on them.

Anne Helene Cockrell, 42, was arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated abuse of a disabled or elderly adult, and two counts of aggravated assault.

On Saturday, police say Cockrell “went crazy on her mother and started beating her and hitting her,” according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

Cockrell hit her mother using her mother’s oxygen bottles that were in the room, according to the report. Cockrell’s father tried to break up the fight, but “Anne turned to her father and started hitting him with her hands, canes and oxygen tanks,” the report states.

She then “poured Tide laundry detergent on both victims in an attempt to hurt them. Anne told both victims she wanted to kill them as she was pouring the detergent,” according to the report. “The victims’ health was endangered by the laundry detergent and weapons used.”

Court documents indicate that Cockrell’s father is 72 and her mother 69. In April, Cockrell pleaded guilty in abeyance to trespassing in exchange for other charges of abusing her parents being dismissed, according to court records.


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