Woman allegedly beat senior for talking too much

April 24, 2011 8:09:30 AM PDT
A south suburban woman was charged with domestic battery after she allegedly beat an 81-year-old relative for talking too much.

Police say Denise Thomas, 49, was living with the victim in what were described as unsanitary conditions on a 13-acre property in Ford Heights. They reportedly were surrounded by trash and animal feces with no running water or electricity.

Police also say they removed livestock from the property because the animals were malnourished.