Daughter admits to to trying to kill mom in court

Daughter admits to to trying to kill mom in court
Joanna Barnes (Source: Willowick Police Dept.)
Jennifer Barnes (Source: Willowick Police Dept.)
Jennifer Barnes (Source: Willowick Police Dept.)

WILLOWICK, OH (WOIO) - Joanna Barnes, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to kill her mom last Thanksgiving in Willowick.

The mom managed to escape.

Joanna's sister, Jennifer Barnes, 23, is also facing charges. She'll be in court later this week.

Prosecutors say the women tied three USB cables together, wrapped them around their mother's neck, and each grabbed an end and pulled.

Jennifer Barnes also tried to smother her 56-year-old mother with a pillow at their home on East 300th Street.

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