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Woman tried to suffocate daughter with plastic bag, police allege

September 11, 2012 |  3:42 pm

A 51-year-old Glendale woman was charged Monday with trying to suffocate her daughter by placing a bag over her head at a home in Burbank, police said.

The woman, Maral Eulmessekian, was charged with one felony count of attempted murder of her  daughter, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Maral Eulmessekian was arrested Sunday after her daughter, Pateel Eulmessekian, who did not suffer any injuries as a result of the alleged attack, ran to a neighbor’s home about 8:43 a.m. and pleaded for help, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.

“She was absolutely fearful that her mother was trying to kill her,” Ryburn said.

At some point, while lounging in a home the pair was looking after in the 800 block of Fairmount Road, the mother allegedly got up and placed a bag over her daughter’s head and tried to suffocate her, Ryburn said.

The daughter was able to tear open the bag, he said.

That’s when she immediately ran to the neighbor’s home and asked for a paramedic.

Although she didn’t initially report the alleged attack, police sensed something else was going on, so they sent officers to the home, Ryburn said.

When officers arrived, they learned about the attempted suffocation and arrested the mother, who reportedly talked to police about the attack, Ryburn said.

Police officials declined to discuss a possible motive for the attack, pending the ongoing police investigation.

Ryburn said there was no evidence of ongoing abuse between the mother and daughter.

Maral Eulmessekian remained in custody Tuesday without bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records.

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-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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