The Sorority Girl that allegedly brutally ended her mother’s life.

True Crime Lounge
6 min readSep 14, 2023
Sydney Powell Akron Ohio


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In a shocking turn of events, a family dispute in Akron, Ohio took a tragic and fatal turn. Brenda Powell, a 50-year-old mother, was found dead, and her 19-year-old daughter, Sydney Powell, was arrested and charged with her murder. The incident, which occurred on March 3, 2020, has left the community in disbelief and raised questions about the circumstances surrounding Brenda’s untimely demise.

The Accused: Sydney Powell

Sydney Powell, a resident of Akron, Ohio, is at the center of this tragic case. The 19-year-old has been accused of killing her own mother, Brenda Powell. Sydney was arrested on April 6, 2020, and charged with murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence. However, Sydney’s defense has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, claiming that she was not mentally stable at the time of the incident.

The Events Leading to the Tragedy

Sydney allegedly was dismissed from Mount Union University in December 2019 after previously being placed on academic probation. However, Sydney allegedly was leading her family and others to believe she was still enrolled at the university.

In one exchange dated February 25, 2020, Brenda texted Sydney asking if she had any “afternoon classes,” as she had received a notification from GPS tracking app Life 360 that Sydney, her daughter was home.

Sydney allegedly responded that she did not in fact have any afternoon classes that week as her teacher and her spouse, “took this week as their vacation time, so they just gave us a worksheet and some work online to do while she’s gone.”

In another exchange on the same day, Brenda asked her daughter, “Why do I always feel like you are scamming me…