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Maryland Woman Charged in Killing of 81-Year-Old Woman

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A Maryland woman is being held without bond after she was charged in the killing of an 81-year-old woman.

Police in Frederick said Maria Gloria Vazquez-Mebo, 35, has been charged with first-and second-degree murder.

Police said they responded to a home Sunday evening after a 911 caller reported that an elderly woman had fallen down the stairs. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. At the request of her family, police have not released her identity.

After an autopsy was completed Monday, detectives took Vazquez-Mebo into custody. Police said in a news release that she confessed to striking the victim multiple times with a blunt object.

Vazquez-Mebo is being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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