A Long Island woman was arraigned yesterday on manslaughter charges after beating up her 75-year-old mother and leaving her to die, incapacitated and unable to get help in her Islip home. The altercation took place after the victim, Marlene Young, chastised her daughter for purchasing too many groceries. After turning around, Young was kicked from behind by her daughter Laurie and then dragged across the floor and onto the bed. Laurie Young first told police the next day that she had discovered her mother dead in bed, only to later expound upon the incident that took place. An officer involved with the case informed Newsday, "One of the things Laurie Young told us was that she put her mother back into her bed and would not call the police because she was afraid of being arrested for her actions."
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