Colorado Springs woman accused of stabbing mother-in-law threw her baby at police, then ran

Daughter-in-law charged with first-degree murder

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Investigators say a 19-year-old Colorado Springs woman accused of stabbing mother-in-law threw her baby at police, then ran.

Colorado Springs police officially arrested Ellyzabeth Rainey Thursday following an autopsy on her mother-in-law Deborah Rainey, 59, of San Francisco, Calif.

Colorado Springs police say when they went to arrest Ellyzabeth Rainey, she tossed her baby at police and ran.

Police say when they tried to question Ellyzabeth Rainey, she held up her two-month-old baby and told police to take the baby because she was going to run.

An officer caught the child.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Ellyzabeth Rainey told officers she threw boiling water on her mother-in-law to distract her, and then threw weights at her head. She stabbed her multiple times and then poured bleach into her nose and mouth on Wednesday, according to court papers.

The autopsy revealed that Deborah Rainey died from multiple stab wounds. Ellyzabeth Rainey has been charged with first-degree murder.

Investigators have asked anyone with information about the case to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP.

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