Mandi Abdo may have had more victims

Mary Ervin-Carmen said, though she feels bad for Abdo, she'll get what she deserves.
Mary Ervin-Carmen said, though she feels bad for Abdo, she'll get what she deserves.
By Lisa Rantala - email | bio

TOLEDO (WTOL) - A Toledo woman is in jail on a $1 million dollar after police say she beat an elderly woman, causing her death.

Mandi Abdo, 25, is facing charges of murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. News 11 has learned that after the deadly break in, the suspect is accused of continuing to burglarize other victims.

Police say Abdo broke into 83-year-old Cecelia Sobecki's home on Austin St. in north Toledo. Sobecki has a heart condition and is an invalid. Police say the suspect pushed Sobecki down twice, stealing her cash and her pills.

Sobecki suffered a broken wrist and a broken hip. She laid helpless until the next morning when relatives found her. She died at the hospital.

Days after that attack, we're now learning Abdo is accused of breaking into another home in south Toledo. Her victim this time was a man in the shower. He said he grabbed his gun, went downstairs and shot twice. He says he saw Abdo's face pressed against his window. He says she was taking off a mask that was covering her face.

A woman who knew Abdo showed up to court. "I feel bad about it," said Mary Ervin-Carmen, "Eight years ago, when she was with my son, she was a good girl. She went through a lot of hard times with her parents and being out on the street on her own. Then, she got with the wrong crowd, got with drugs. When you're on drugs, you got to do what you got to do to get a fix."