Ohio teen charged with murder after her mom found slashed

Sean McDonnell Beacon Journal

Mar 4, 2020 at 10:53 AM

AKRON — Police have charged with murder the 19-year-old daughter of a woman killed Tuesday.

Officers responded to an Akron home for a welfare call at about 1 p.m. Tuesday after the University of Mount Union called Akron police to report concerns about Sydney Powell, 19, not being on campus.

When police arrived, they found Brenda Powell, 50, with life-threatening lacerations. She was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, where she later died from her injuries.

Officers also found the Sydney Powell with minor injuries. She was taken to Akron City Hospital for treatment.

Police determined during the investigation that Sydney Powell assaulted her mother during an argument, resulting in Brenda Powell’s death, a Wednesday press release said.In a 911 call released to the Akron Beacon Journal, an Akron police sergeant who called 911 told a dispatcher that police received a call from the University of Mount Union.The university caller told police that he spoke with the student over the phone and heard “yelling and screaming.” He said tried calling back twice with no answer.Akron police Lt. Michael Miller said no one other than Brenda Powell and Sydney Powell was in the home when officers arrived.Miller said it hasn’t been determined how Sydney Powell was injured but police do not believe a third party was involved.Sydney Powell remains hospitalized and is undergoing medical treatment. A hospital guard will remain with her until she can be released, Miller said.Theresa Stafford, a neighbor in […]

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