Middletown police reported Barbara Aiello forced two young boys, ages 10 and 11, to walk home alone at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in 23 degree frigid temperatures.
The children were visiting for a sleepover when they became very loud. After they were repeated warned to stop, she decided the sleepover was over.
Aierllo reportedly told the youth:
"I said you you and you out. Everybody out. I opened the door. Not thinking. Not realizing the time. I was angry and said 'go home.' When things got out of hand, I went up there. I was very angry and said both of ya's -- out!"
Aiello says she believed the kids to be 12 or 13. They are friends of her 14-year-old grandson, Christopher, who she has been raising since his father died last year, according to NBC Connecticut.
The grandmother also said she had a lot on her mind that night. Her husband was in intensive care at Middlesex Hospital because of complications following a stroke.
Police say they were contacted by one the children's parents Sunday morning when they awoke to find the kids unexpectedly home.
The grandmother was handcuffed, fingerprinted and was put in a cell. She said:
"I felt like I had murdered somebody. That's how I was treated."
Aiello says as of now, she has not hear from either of the children's parents and wishes they had called her before contacting the police.
The case is continuing to be investigated. Aiello is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 11.