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Baltimore Police: Woman Beaten By Grandson Dies

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Baltimore woman beaten by her 14-year-old grandson has died from her injuries more than eight months after the attack.

The Baltimore Sun reports that 67-year-old Shirley Garrett died over the weekend at Union Memorial Hospital. Police say her grandson repeatedly hit her in the head with a hammer as she slept on March 31.

The boy later told detectives that he became angry at his grandmother while getting ready for school and called 911 minutes after the attack.

The boy was charged as an adult with attempted murder, but the case was remanded to juvenile court in August. The outcome of the case is not clear because juvenile records are sealed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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