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Waco woman sentenced to probation for assaulting family members

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 08:27:14-04

A Waco woman who went on a violent rampage against elderly family members has been sentenced to probation.

Vanessa Leann Wilkerson, 28, pleaded guilty to class A assault for the June 2013 incident. Police say Wilkerson became enraged after her relatives refused to give her money to buy alcohol.

Wilkerson beat her disabled great-uncle, her great-aunt, and her 88-year-old great-grandmother, who tried to intervene.

Her great-grandmother sustained a broken arm from the assault.

Wilkerson was given 36 days in jail, which was converted to 2 years probation, with the stipulation that she have no contact with the victims.

Click here for the initial story on Wilkerson's arrest.