A 51-year-old woman has been charged with killing her 82-year-old mother in the home they shared in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, officials said.
Janette Glenn is charged with first degree murder in the death of her mother Catherine Glenn, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
Janette Glenn is expected to appear in bond court on Tuesday, Simonton said.
Glenn along with her mother lived in the same home on the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue. Catherine Glenn celebrated her 82nd birthday on Saturday and her body was found in a closet at the home on Mother's Day, officials said.
An autopsy determined that Catherine Glenn died of multiple blunt force injuries from an assault and ruled her death a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Catherine Glenn was last seen at her home by other family members who had visited the woman to celebrate her birthday, according to other family members. Family members were to return to Glenn's home on Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day but police discovered her body in the home.
Police found Glenn in her home, a two-story building about 7:40 a.m. Sunday. Glenn lived on the first floor, relatives said.
Janette Glenn was an early suspect in what police said was a domestic-related homicide. She was arrested while walking at Rainbow Beach Park, police said. Glenn was found in a closet with signs of trauma including cuts, officials said.
On Sunday morning, family members stood on the front steps of the brown brick building after police officers cordoned off the backyard with yellow tape.
Forensic officers wearing gloves walked in and out of the home with brown paper bags.
Other family stood beside other relatives near a black iron fence in her mother's front yard as the woman was described as a family matriarch and as a "sweet Christian lady who would give her last for anyone in need."
Originally from Starkville, Miss., Glenn came to Chicago in her mid-20s with her sister, Dorothy Shields, to start a new life. Her sister lives on the second floor of the South Shore building.
While in Chicago, she met her husband, Quinton Glenn Sr., through their relatives and the couple later married, her daughter said.
Glenn, a homemaker, raised seven children — four girls and three boys — while her husband worked as an associate pastor at LeClaire Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago's Southwest Side. He died in 2002.
A breast cancer survivor, Glenn became too ill to go to church in recent years but faithfully watched the Rev. James T. Meeks on TV on Sunday at noon, according to family.
Glenn's zest for life came from spending time at home around her family members,
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