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Woman accused of attacking her 97-year-old grandmother

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Kirsten Laundry (Vernon Police) Kirsten Laundry (Vernon Police)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

A woman from Massachusetts whom police said attacked a 97-year-old woman appeared in court on Friday.

Kirsten Laundry, 42, of East Boston, is accused of assaulting her grandmother who uses a wheelchair, at the Aldi Supermarket on Talcottville Road, according to police.

The incident happened on Thursday just before 5 p.m.

Police said Laundry violently shoved the victim's face while in the store and also threatened to withhold food. They said it happened in front of witnesses.

The victim was not hurt.

While she is facing charges, Laundry exclusively told Eyewitness News that what police say happened didn't really happen.

"I love my grandmother. She's 97. She's in great shape," Laundry said.

While police say she allegedly violently shoved her grandmother, Laundry said she was just fixing her hair.

"I moved her hair like that and that's the only time I touched her," Laundry said.

Police said surveillance video at the supermarket confirms eyewitness accounts.

Laundry maintains her innocence and said she loves her grandmother.

Now due to a protective order, she is not allowed to see her.

Police said they classified the case as "domestic violence."

Laundry was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, which included cut straws believed to be used for snorting drugs.

Police said they charged her with cruelty to persons, second-degree breach of peace and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Laundry also has a lengthy criminal record with felony convictions in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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