PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has dismissed two charges against a woman accused of beating her mother and shaving her head because she thought the older woman was listening to a Pittsburgh Steelers’ game too loudly on the radio.
A Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday said there wasn’t enough evidence to support charges of conspiracy and making terroristic threats against Delores Amorino. She remains charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.
Lawyers for Amorino have claimed her 19-year-old daughter is responsible for assaulting the 78-year-old woman.
Authorities say the two beat Amorino’s mother and held her captive during an August 2017 attack in their Youngwood home.
A psychiatrist has testified that the women have a rare delusional disorder, making them believe they’re in romantic relationships with current and former Steelers players.
Amorino’s daughter was found incompetent to stand trial.