Erie mother charged in Florida with first-degree murder after strangling her daughter

Jennifer Mobilia, Stephanie Logue and Briaunna Malone

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An Erie mother has been charged by Florida officials with first-degree murder after she strangled her daughter to death, according to WFLA in Tampa, FL.

Rotesha Silveus, 38, was arrested on May 11 after her 18-year-old daughter, Natavia Sanders, also of Erie, called police and said she “just woke up after passing out” after was strangled.

Silveus was taken into custody after a “short struggle,” according to the Tampa Police Department.

Sanders was found unresponsive and taken to a hospital where she died on May 13.