PBSO: Woman, 52, attacks boyfriend, 67, when he won’t give her money for crack

A suburban Lake Worth woman is behind bars after she attacked her 67-year-old boyfriend when he refused to give her money to buy crack, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.

On Tuesday night, investigators say Diana Burnett, 52, put her hands around her live-in boyfriend’s neck and scratched him after he told her he wouldn’t give her $100 to buy drugs.

Diana Burnett

Diana Burnett

The boyfriend told investigators Burnett had been drinking alcohol and smoking crack most of the day when she attacked him. He told deputies that in his 19 years with Burnett, he endured ongoing domestic issues and could no longer live with the abuse, according to the report.

Burnett, who refused to come to court Wednesday morning for her first appearance, faces one charge of battery on a person over age 65. She will remain in the Palm Beach County Jail without bail until her scheduled court appearance Thursday morning.

Burnett has previously been arrested for twice on the same charge, according to court records.  Charges were never filed in those cases.

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