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N.M. woman arrested in death of 89-year-old mother

Published:   |   Updated: April 17, 2014 at 02:08 PM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A 68-year-old woman who lives in Harding County in rural northeastern New Mexico is accused of murder in the death of her 89-year-old mother.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://ow.ly/vQLqN ) reports that Donna Ray is jailed after being arrested Monday in the Jan. 9 death of Geraldine Ray.

An online court record indicates that Donna Ray was charged Thursday with an open count of first-degree murder. It doesn’t show whether she has a lawyer.

Geraldine Ray was found with tape over her mouth and cotton in her nostrils, and the Office of the Medical Investigator determined the cause of death was homicide.

The office said hemorrhaging found on the upper back and elsewhere on Geraldine Ray’s body suggested significant pressure had been applied to the shoulders.

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