PD: Woman calls 911 after strangling her own mother in Chandler

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Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother (Source: Superior Court and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother (Source: Superior Court and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Chandler woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after police said she strangled her mother.

According to police, 59-year-old Elizabeth Ann Ramirez called 911 to say that she strangled her mother, Bertha Hermosillo Gutierrez. Court documents state that when the 911 operator asked if she was sure her mother was dead, she said, "I hope so," and refused to attempt CPR.

Ramirez stated that she had walked a mile to her mother's house to borrow her car and her mother refused and called her "mentally ill." Ramirez said after Gutierrez, 80, refused to loan her the car she snapped. 

Documents state that when officers arrived on scene near Chandler Boulevard and Rural Road, Ramirez led them to her mother's body and told them that she had strangled her.

 Paramedics pronounced Gutierrez dead at the scene.

Ramirez was taken into custody and interviewed. During the interview, she stated that she did not plan the murder, that it just happened. She described the incident as a "mutual altercation." 

Ramirez was booked on one count of second-degree murder. 

[WATCH RAW VIDEO: Ramirez' initial court appearance]

The judge set a cash-only bond of $1 million. Should Ramirez post that, she will be required to wear an electronic monitor and subject to a curfew set by Pretrial Services.

"You will effectively be on house arrest," the judge explained.

Ramirez is due back in court on Jan 24. 

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