SCRIBA, NY – The New York State Police in Fulton arrested Patricia A Hanifan, 53, of 956 Middle Road, Scriba, on Thursday for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.
Troopers commenced an investigation on Wednesday at the Middle Road address regarding the welfare of a 93-year-old woman who is the suspect’s mother.
The investigation revealed that during a domestic related dispute, Hanifan reached from behind the victim, placed both hands on her neck, and began applying pressure, state police said.
It was also reported that Hanifan struck the 93-year-old victim in her left ear.
With assistance from Oswego County Adult Protective services, the elder victim has been appropriately placed in safe living arrangements.
Hanifan was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court and remanded to the Oswego County Jail on $500 cash bail.
She is to appear in court on May 10.