SAN DIEGO -- A young woman accused of killing her elderly great aunt has a history of mental problems, including a voluntary stay at a county treatment facility, court documents show.
Burney is charged with the first-degree murder of her 74-year-old grand-aunt, Daisy Hayes, last Thursday. San Diego Police say Hayes was shot to death.
The claim filed against San Diego County Health and Human Services said Burney voluntarily stayed at a mental health facility between from April-to-May 2010.
Burney alleged she was "treated unfairly, forced to medications," adding claims of being, "assaulted" and "withdrawn from reality".
"I have a great paranoia of people," Burney said in her hand-written lawsuit, also saying she has, "loss of memory and nothing can help."
The suit asked for $100 million in damages. It was thrown out by a superior court judge in August, 2011.
It is unclear what, if any connection there is between Burney's mental state and the murder of Hayes, a popular figure in Tierrasanta. Monday, the family asked for privacy. A woman at Burney's apartment declined to comment. San Diego Police also had no new information.
Charging documents have not been made public. Burney will be in court Wednesday.