Woman charged with killing her son, granddaughter

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Posted: Dec 08, 2014 7:09 PM

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Suburban Detroit authorities have filed first-degree murder charges against a 65-year-old woman they say slashed her son's throat and then fatally beat her 7-month-old granddaughter.

Oakland County authorities say that Sylvia Majewska then tried to kill herself by slashing her arms. She was arraigned Monday in a hospital room and faces a Dec. 18 probable cause hearing.

Deputies went to the woman's house Nov. 23 after her son failed to return his daughter to the baby's mother on time. The home is in Oxford Township, 45 miles north of Detroit.

They found the bodies of 29-year-old Daryne Gailey and his 7-month-old daughter Charley Hendrick.

It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer.

Sheriff Michael Bouchard says Majewska "came to the conclusion that the son and the child would be better off if they weren't alive."

Bouchard said investigators found several handwritten notes and other documents in the case.