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Grandmother beaten for days, head shaved after fight about volume of Steelers game

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — A Westmoreland County woman and her daughter are facing charges after state police said they beat a 77-year-old woman for days after a fight about the volume of the Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Police said the fight with the victim started Sunday at the Youngwood home she shares with her daughter Delores Amorino and her 17-year-old granddaughter, Sarah, after the two women turned the volume of the television down.

Police said in court documents, that the victim locked herself in her bedroom and started listening to the radio. The Amorinos are accused of breaking the door jam and beating the woman with a metal-handled broom.  The victim suffered several injuries to the face and body.


The assaults allegedly continued Monday, when police said Sarah used scissors and a shaver on the victim’s head and choked her.  Sarah is also accused of tying a scarf around the victim and leading her around like a puppy.

The victim told police she was led to believe that if she left to get help, she would be tracked down and beaten again.

Police may have never known, had they not received a phone call from a borough worker. The grandmother was bruised so badly she had to be taken to the hospital.

Both women are facing a number of charges, including aggravated assault and false imprisonment

Both are charged as adults, but Sarah is being held in a juvenile facility.

Delores is in jail on $200,000 bond

Both face a preliminary hearing on Sept. 1.