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Florida woman charged in mother’s murder, deputies say

Woman arrested on a warrant

A Florida woman is facing murder charges in her mother’s death, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
A Florida woman is facing murder charges in her mother’s death, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida woman is facing murder charges in her mother’s death, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a home along Redlive Oaks Drive on Monday just before 5 p.m. in reference to a man down call, the Sheriff’s office said. When deputies arrived, they found 80-year-old Rosetta Lennards dead inside the residence.

Lennards’ daughter, 42-year-old Cheryl Greaux, was on scene at time of the investigation, and was later and sent for a mental health evaluation as the investigation into her mother’s death continued, deputies said.

According to a report, Greaux’s brother went to the home to check on his mother, but when his sister would not open the door, he entered the home through a window and saw his mother deceased in the home. The report also stated Greaux was seen standing over their mother with a pair of scissors in her hands, which her bother then took from her.

An autopsy was completed Tuesday where a medical examiner noted in a report that Lennards had trauma to the front and back of her skull consistent with being struck on the front of the head, then falling backwards and striking the back of the head. The medical examiner said the injury Lennards sustained to the front of her skull was consistent with being injured with a pair of scissors.

Greaux has since been arrested on a warrant for first degree murder in connection to her mother’s death, records show.

According to the Orange County Jail, Greaux is being held in jail without bond on a charge of first degree murder with a weapon.


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