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KC woman, 80, charged in husband's brutal death

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Prosecutors have charged Annie B. Oliver with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her husband, Ronald Oliver. Prosecutors have charged Annie B. Oliver with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her husband, Ronald Oliver.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

An 80-year-old Kansas City woman, who was tired of her husband taking her clothing and verbally abusing her, took deadly matters into her own hands, police said.

Prosecutors have charged Annie B. Oliver with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her 75-year-old husband, Ronald Oliver.

Authorities were called about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 4300 block of Norton Avenue on an ambulance call.

Court records state that the victim's granddaughter told police she received a phone call from her grandmother, telling her to "call her uncle to come get the keys to lock up her house because she hurt the victim pretty bad."

When the elderly woman's granddaughter asked what happened, she told her that her grandfather was helping her, then hit her on the hand and began talking smart to her, according to court records.

She then told her granddaughter that she "lost it" and hit him in the head with a baseball bat and cut him with a knife.

The suspect's granddaughter then called 911.

When officers arrived, they found Annie Oliver in the bedroom putting on clothes.

Warning: the following details may be graphic.

Officers saw a small piece of tissue on her forehead and blood spatter on her shoes. Her husband was later found lying on the floor of a bedroom near a large amount of blood.

Ronald Oliver's head appeared to be suffering from blunt force trauma, and officers observed part of his skull exposed, according to court records. Blood spatter and brain matter were also on the floors and wall.

Authorities also found a dark brown baseball bat near the doorway of the bedroom.

After explaining to officers why she was so upset with her husband, Annie Oliver told police that she hit him with a bat.  She did not specify how many times she struck him.

Officers arrested her at the scene and transported her to the hospital to treat a cut on her left hand.

Prosecutors requested a cash bond of $250,000.

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