An 83-year-old woman was beaten to death in Irving, Tex.
Dessie Hancock, who suffered from dementia, was attacked by two Hispanic brothers on a sidewalk near her home in broad daylight. Police say Hancock was "punched, kicked, and stomped" before the brothers ran off.
The attack occurred Friday, Dec. 18. The victim died of her injuries the following evening.
Police have not determined a motive for the attack.
The crime occurred in Irving, Tex.
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Police could upgrade charges for two brothers accused of beating an 83-year-old woman after she was taken off life support over the weekend.
Late Monday afternoon, investigators dropped charges against a third brother.
Police continued their investigation Monday. They planned to interview each suspect again before making a decision on whether to file new charges.
On the Irving street where she lived for 47 years, Dessie Hancock was known as everyone's grandmother.
"She loved children. She just loved children," David Hancock said.
David Hancock said kids flocked to her home because of the hugs, kisses and the Popsicles. Throughout her life, Dessie Hancock was a foster mother, often taking in children with disabilities.
"Just been a thing with her basically my whole life," Hancock said. "There's always been kids around."
But police initially said three brothers viciously attacked the elderly woman on a sidewalk just across the street from her house around 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon. A neighbor told News 8 she was likely visiting another neighbor when Thomas Perkins, 18, and Jesse Perkins, 20, allegedly assaulted her.
On Monday, charges pending against 19-year-old Edward Perkins were dropped.
Police believe the three were looking for a man closer to their own age at the home across the street from Hancock's. But when that person was unavailable, they believe Jesse Perkins turned on Hancock as she made her way toward that home to visit her neighbor.
Police said Jesse Perkins "punched, kicked, and stomped" Dessie Hancock, beating her unconscious before he and his brothers ran off.
Hancock suffered from dementia. This Christmas was supposed to be a special one for her family, with all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren under one roof.
Instead, they and her husband of 63 years sadly waited for her to pass away after taking her off life support late Saturday night. She died just before 9 p.m.
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