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Police: Woman beaten with shovel in Stamford traffic accident dispute

November 20, 2018

STAMFORD — Police say a mom and her daughter “jumped” and beat a woman with a shovel in a West Side park Saturday night in a fight over a traffic accident that occurred earlier this month.

Sgt. Sean McGowan said officers found the victim on a bench in Leone Park around 7 p.m. Saturday, complaining of leg pain after being assaulted.

McGowan said the woman told officers the fight stemmed from an accident on Nov. 8 when she rear-ended Barbara Morris, 66, as she was leaving the Elks Lodge on Mission Street.

The woman said there was no damage and the two parted the accident peacefully. However, the woman said Morris confronted her in the park Saturday night, claiming there was damage to her car.

The woman said Morris punched her in the face when she refused to provide her insurance information, McGowan said. The woman said she fought back and the two exchanged punches, McGowan said.

The woman said Morris’ daughter, Nailah, 33, then pushed her to the ground and beat her with a shovel and kicked her in the legs, McGowan said.

Barbara Morris punched and kicked her several more times before others in the park broke up the fight, McGowan said. The victim was taken to Stamford Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Nailah and Barbara Morris were each charged with second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and breach of peace.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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