Last week, a young woman was found guilty and will most probably spend the rest of her life behind bars for murdering her mother in an incident that took place in 2020. According to the court documents, the 23-year-old woman, identified as Sydney, was found guilty of killing her mom in their home while she was on the phone with officials from the college who had just informed her that she had been dropped out.
According to court documents, Sydney, who was a 19-year-old college student at the time of the murder, started attacking her mother with different objects until the 50-year-old Brenda had died. Brenda, who was a child life specialist for nearly three decades, sustained serious injuries in the incident and was in very critical condition when first responders arrived at the family’s home. She was transferred to the hospital for treatment, where she was pronounced dead shortly after.
Publicly available documents reveal that this incident came as a huge surprise to many because Brenda was considered Sydney’s best friend. On the day of the fatal incident, officials from the college called the then-teenage girl and informed her that she had been dropped out of university. She instantly got very nervous, frustrated, and aggressive and hit her mother with a pan. Then she decided to “switch weapons”, as per the prosecutor’s statement, and took a knife from the kitchen and started st-bbing her mother. Brenda was st-bbed more than 20 times in the neck, resulting in her ultimate death.
Prosecutors said in court that the motive behind the fatal attack was the reason that Sydney was dropped from college. Although the defendant’s attorney in court said that she was suffering from mental health illness, something that was confirmed by three defense experts who evaluated her, prosecutors said that using different objects and st-bbing the victim so many times is intentional and with the “purpose of finishing someone.” The defense said she could not be held accountable for the murder of someone many described as her closest friend. It turns out that the daughter killed her mom because she didn’t want her to learn that she had dropped out of college.
Sydney was found guilty of charges of murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of her mother. The sentencing is set to take place on September 28. She cried as the verdict was read last week.