Elderly woman beaten to death in Birmingham; brother arrested

Elderly woman beaten to death in Birmingham; brother arrested
An elderly man is accused of beating his elderly sister to death in Birmingham. (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - An elderly man is in custody after Birmingham police said he beat his elderly sister to death Monday morning.

The assault happened around 8:30 on Brookfield Lane in Smithfield Estates.

The victim has been identified as 86-year-old Garland Perry.

Police say Perry’s relatives called police. She was found in the kitchen suffering multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim’s brother - 88-year-old Joshua Underwood - was found hiding in a cactus bush and appeared disoriented.

A murder warrant has been issued for Underwood. He will remain in guarded custody until he is released from the hospital. He will then be taken to Jefferson County Jail.

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