The mother of a 4-year-old Rockville girl was charged by Montgomery County police yesterday in the Christmas Eve strangulation of the child.
Flora Peters, 30, was arrested after calling police from a neighbor's phone Christmas morning to report a domestic dispute at her apartment on the 400 block of Monroe Street. When police arrived, she led them to the body of her daughter, Aryana Denise Peters, on a bed.
The child was fully clothed and the bed was made, according to Sgt. Harry Geehreng, county police spokesman. There were no signs of struggle in the one-bedroom apartment, where the mother and daughter lived alone.