South County Woman Indicted on Murder Charge in Grandmother's Stomping Death

Rachel Armstrong told St. Louis County Police she tried to beat a demon out of the elderly woman.

A South County woman, who police say killed her grandmother by stomping on the elderly woman, was indicted for second-degree murder and first-degree elder abuse. A St. Louis County grand jury handed down the decision Wednesday to hold her over for trial. 

Rachel Armstrong, 37, of the 10000 block of Golf Crest in South County’s Sappington area, told St. Louis County Police she threw down her 92-year-old grandmother and stomped on her Nov. 12 because she believed she was a demon.

The elderly woman suffered eight broken ribs and two broken arms. She died Dec. 2 as a result of her injuries, St. Louis County Police said.

Armstrong is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $250,000.


For more crime information on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • Woman Who Killed Grandmother Might Face Upgraded Charges
  • South County Woman Attacks Grandmother She Thought Was a Demon
Stephen D January 08, 2013 at 05:01 PM
And the injection we will use on Ms. Armstrong is simply to cleanse her body


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