Court documents filed in Sparks Justice Court are offering gruesome and graphic details of a Sparks woman's interview with police after her mother was murdered in her home.
According to court documents, Catherine Eisley, 48, admitted killing her mother, Cherry Clasen, 70, Wednesday night by hitting her with a baseball bat and slitting her throat.
Sparks Police say Eisley called 911 shortly after 10pm Wednesday and said her mother was dead. When officers arrived on scene, they found Clasen lying on her back in the home on Nelson Way. They say she died from blunt force trauma. Documents say they found a knife on the floor beside her, and a baseball bat lying on the floor nearby.
According to those documents, "Catherine said her mother had caused her to have PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," because she claimed that she witnessed her mother's involvement in an incestuous relationship when she was young. As a result, she told police, Eisley was placed on psychotropic drugs in 1995.
The documents say Eisley told police she "killed her mother because she was mad at her..." and "since she only had small knives in the residence, she went to the Raley's grocery store and purchased a larger knife... phoned her mother [who lived next door]... and told her she needed her to come over to show her something."
Once there, documents offer a graphic account of Eisley pursuing her mother through the house, repeatedly hitting her over the head with the bat, and finally slitting her throat with the knife.
"Catherine said that after she cut her mother's throat, she went to the bathroom and washed the blood from her hands... then smoked a cigarette prior to calling the police," according to documents.
When asked why she killed her mother that way, Eisley reportedly told police "she read a book describing how a person would bleed to death if the arteries in the neck were cut."