Cops: Tuckahoe woman beat 70-year-old mother to death

Police in Tuckahoe say that a mother of three has been arrested for beating her own 70-year-old mother to death Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say Denise Castro-Cucco kicked her mother, Dorothy Carraturo, repeatedly inside their Lake Avenue home while the elderly woman was on the floor with a broken hip.

Officials say Carraturo was taken to a hospital for her injuries, where she died shortly after. Police say they are now waiting for the medical examiner to rule on a cause of death.

Castro-Cucco is currently being held by authorities and is unable to make $15,000 bail. She's due in court early next week.

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