A WOMAN has been charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed her 73-year-old mother to death inside her Lake Macquarie home overnight.
Police were called to the elderly woman’s home on Kalaroo Road in the coastal suburb of Redhead just before 6.30pm on Saturday.
On arrival, officers discovered the 73-year-old woman dead inside the home – her body covered in stab wounds.
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The deceased woman’s 36-year-old daughter was arrested at the home and taken to Charlestown Police Station for questioning.
She has since been charged with murder, use offensive weapon with the intent to commit and indictable offence, and detain a person with the intent to obtain advantage cause actual bodily harm.
She has been refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.