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Woman pleads guilty to the attempted murder of mother

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Updated: 6/18/2013 4:52 pm

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A woman pleaded guilty this week to charges that she allegedly tried to kill her mother.

Kelly Diane Rose, 49, was charged with armed robbery and attempted murder of Diane Knapper.

In October 2012, police were called to Knapper's home after one of her daughters was not able to contact her. The 70-year-old woman was found lying on the floor and severely beaten. Knapper had skull fractures. Knapper survived the attack and told police that her daughter, Kelly Rose, beat her with a hammer.

After the attack, Rose went through her mother's personal belongings and stole her credit cards and checkbook. Surveillance video shows Rose used the victim's credit cards just after the incident.

As part of the plea, Rose will spend 30 years in prison. She will be sentenced the week of July 15th.

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nativejax - 6/19/2013 7:28 AM
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30 years is not long enough. For someone to beat their mother with a hammer only means they are capable of far more if and when giving the chance.
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