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Daughter Runs Down, Kills Mother, 60, In Driveway

Daughter Runs Down, Kills Mother, 60, In Driveway

Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

January 29, 2011

DALLAS – A neighbor who saw Cecilia Marie Ogle back a car over her mother, dragging her into a Far East Dallas street late Thursday night, shouted at the 21-year-old woman to stop, according to police documents.

But Ogle ignored his pleas and accelerated the teal Toyota Camry over 60-year-old Sheila Ann Ogle, dragging her under the vehicle again toward the driveway of her home in the 2200 block of Ballycastle Drive.

“It was a terrible sound,” neighbor Sam Morgan said.

Then Cecilia Ogle, who according to police records has a history of drug and drunken driving convictions, got out of the car and dragged her mortally wounded mother by the hair, saying, “Mom, what are you doing? Mom!”

Cecilia Ogle was being held at the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail Friday night. She faces charges of murder, and aggravated assault on a public servant for biting and spitting blood at a Dallas police officer hours after the slaying.

Morgan lives across the street from the Ogles’ duplex near Gus Thomasson and Ferguson roads. He said in an interview Friday that he called police after hearing the two arguing about the mother’s car.

He said the daughter was in an “altered state” and didn’t appear to understand what had happened.

Responding paramedics and Dallas police officers found Sheila Ogle with cuts on her legs and a deeply purpled face, police documents said. She was taken to Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, where she was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m.

“They didn’t even turn their sirens on,” Morgan said. “She was dead.”

Dallas officers who searched the Ogle home found Cecilia Ogle sitting behind a closed bedroom closet door, police documents said. She was taken to Jack Evans Police Headquarters, where she became combative and punched at an officer in an interview room about 5 a.m. Friday, the documents said.

Ogle bit another officer on the arm as he tried to put a seat belt on her. The officer struck Ogle and she spit blood in his face, police said, so the officer then sprayed her with pepper spray.

Ogle’s Dallas criminal record includes a 2009 drunken driving arrest in which she was accused of “biting, scratching and kicking” Dallas police officers. Those officers also had to spray her with pepper spray to keep her from breaking the squad car windows, police documents said.

In that case, Ogle had initially given police a false name.

“I lied to you because I’m crazy and I don’t even know who I am anymore,” she said.

Those who know the Ogles said the daughter had a history of causing trouble, and the mother often called police on her. She often took the car without permission, they said.

“They argued every day, screaming, yelling and carrying on,” neighbor Larry Melton said.

Jonnie England worked with Sheila Ogle at the Operation Kindness animal shelter in Carrollton for years. England said she was a talented artist and warm person who cared for stray and special needs cats.

“I just know that she tried to help her daughter and be supportive in any and every way that she could, and once her daughter was no longer a minor there was very little that she could do,” England said.

“I just hate that the last thing that Sheila was aware of was what was happening and her daughter who she loved so much was responsible,” she said.


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