Crime & Courts

Police: Daughter clubs stepfather in head with hammer

A homeless woman wanted to move in with her mother, so she printed divorce papers off the Internet and demanded that her mother sign them and kick her stepfather out of the house on Tuesday, police say.

But her 75-year-old mother refused to sign the papers and divorce her husband of more than 50 years, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. The trio decided to go to lunch to mend fences, but as they were walking out of the house in the 6300 block of East Oneida, the 52-year-old daughter grabbed a hammer and hit her 70-year-old stepfather in the head with it.

She then left the area, Espinoza said. Her mother took the victim to a hospital, where he was treated and released and police were notified.

Officers are looking for the homeless daughter.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger