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PD: Elderly Sisters' Scuffle Over Relative's Wake Leaves 1 With Broken Rib

Middletown Police say a heated argument between 68-year-old and 75-year-old siblings led to a violent exchange and a serious injury for the elder sister.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

A verbal argument between elderly sisters over a nephew's funeral came to blows last week and ended with one in the hospital with a broken rib and both arrested for assault, according to Middletown Police.

On Jan. 17 at 6:38 p.m., Rachel Eimutis, 68, was involved in a physical fight with her sister Ann Monthei, 75, both of Newfield Street, according to the report, who moved into Eimutis' home in October after moving from California. 

Police say Eimutis wouldn't allow Monthei to attend their nephew's wake, which precipitated the argument, and caused them to swear at each other and Monthei to punch her sister. 

The report says Eimutis slammed her sister to the ground in retaliation, causing her to have breathing trouble and police sent her to Middlesex Hospital. 

Both were charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.

At 9:20 p.m., hospital staff called police to say Monthei had a broken rib and was being admitted for pain management, according to the report. 

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