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Peruvian teen killed mother, lived with corpse for two months

Published on Mar 12, 2014 5:51 AM

LIMA (AFP) - A teenager in Peru has been arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her mother to death and living with her corpse for two months, police said on Tuesday.

The 14-year-old, who is suspected of carrying out the murder with her boyfriend, attempted to conceal her mother's death by using insecticides and air fresheners to mask odors, according to police in the town of La Molina, east of Lima.

Her father, an octogenarian suffering from Alzheimer's, had continued to live in the house unaware that the killing had taken place.

Commander Rafael Moron said the girl told officers that her 16-year-old boyfriend had committed the killing, attacking her 63-year-old mother with a dumb-bell after she had reacted angrily to finding the couple alone in a locked room of the family home.

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