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“I want the death penalty, lethal injection please. The court does not want me alive and neither do I,” – Woman accused in death of her mother told Clark County superior court Monday
Asenka Miller Wilber, 50, claimed that she and her mother Carole Hardin had a fight on Wednesday that resulted in her repeatedly punching 75-year-old Hardin in the head
After killing her mom, Wilber of Vancouver, Washington woman allegedly dug grave in backyard of their shared home before reporting the incident
Wilber who alleges Hardin had been physically abusive her entire life, admitted she started “digging a grave in the backyard” before going to neighbors, who in turn called 911
She is Monday, and is facing a charge of second-degree murder and held on $500,000 bail
Hardin had previously obtained a restraining order against Wilber, but had not renewed it
Asenka Miller Wilber 1Asenka Miller Wilber seen [photo], being wheeled into court is accused of murdering her mother at their shared home in Vancouver, Washington

Asenka Miller Wilber is accused of murdering her mother at their shared home in Vancouver told detectives she started “digging a grave in the backyard” before going to neighbors, who in turn called 911, a probable cause document states.
The Washington woman accused of killing her allegedly abusive mother spent the hours after her death digging a grave instead of calling police.

Asenka Miller Wilber, 50, claimed that she and her 75-year-old mother Carole Hardin had a fight last week that resulted in Weber repeatedly punching Hardin in the head, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Once she checked Hardin’s pulse and confirmed that she was dead, Wilber grew “confused” and started digging Hardin a grave in the backyard of the Vancouver, Wash. house they shared, according to KPTV.

The hole was several feet deep, and Wilber reportedly only stopped digging because she became “physically exhausted.”

She headed to a neighbor’s house Thursday, 24 hours later, to finally alert authorities.

Asenka Miller Wilber's backyard 1.JPGAfter the killing, Asenka Wilber started “digging a grave in the backyard” before going to neighbors, who in turn called 911, prosecutors said

According to the affidavit, Wilber admitted to detectives that she repeatedly punched her mother in the head until she stopped moving. Wilber then checked Hardin’s pulse and confirmed she was dead. however, she did not call 911 or request medical aid right away. “she was confused and began digging a grave in the backyard for her mother,” instead, she claims.
According to the affidavit, the suspect continued digging for a whole day until she became physically exhausted. Deputies who responded to the scene on Thursday observed a “several foot deep hole” in the backyard.
Deputies also said Hardin had suffered injuries to her face, head and possibly an injury to her wrist. After she was the Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an examination, she was found to have more injuries.

Asenka Miller Wilber 2.jpg“I want the death penalty, lethal injection please. The court does not want me alive and neither do I,”  Wilber [photo] said in court on Monday

Wilber allegedly told detectives that Hardin had been physically abusive her entire life, according to the affidavit.

Wilber appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday, and is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

“I want the death penalty, lethal injection please. The court does not want me alive and neither do I,” she said in court, according to KPTV.

She was ordered held on $500,000 bail, though prosecutors had called for more, citing public safety. She has been placed on a suicide watch.
Martha Suggs, who was a good friend of Hardin and her neighbor told FOX 12 she doesn’t believe the claims of abuse, “I highly doubt that. Carole was very petite. I didn’t live their life, but I highly doubt that,” said Suggs. “I’m very saddened, we loved her very much.” Suggs told FOX 12 the victim in the past had spoken to her about her daughter’s mental issues.

Hardin had previously obtained a restraining order against Wilber, but had not renewed it. It was eventually dropped when neither woman appeared at a court hearing.

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