LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Leavenworth, Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to violently beating an 84-year-old woman, using the victim’s walker.

Court records say the incident took place on Sept. 15, 2022, when Sherry Housworth, 53, banged on the victim’s door. The victim answered the door and stepped outside to greet Housworth, a person she did not recognize.

While outside, court records state Housworth became agitated, grabbed the victim’s walker and began striking her with it.

When officers arrived, the victim was lying face down in the yard and was bleeding. She had facial swelling and bruising were visible. The victim was conscious when officers arrived. The victim described her attacker and told police the woman who beat her, called her a cannibal and accused her of holding the woman’s husband hostage, according to court records.

Housworth was later located at a house a block away and taken into custody.

On Friday, Nov. 17, Housworth pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated battery, attempted aggravated battery, aggravated assault and two counts of criminal threat.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 20, 2023.