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NAMPA -- A Nampa woman accused of beating her mother to death with a hammer earlier this year will be arraigned April 13 on a charge of first-degree murder.

Judge Brian Lee ruled in a preliminary hearing Thursday that there was enough evidence for the case against 40-year-old Kelly Singh to move forward to district court.

Lee made his decision based on witness testimony and a text message sent two days before the murder of Ruth Collins.

A lead investigator testifies Singh sent a text message to her sister just days before the attack professing her desire kill Collins with a blow to the head.

Police say they arrived at the family's residence February to find Singh covered in blood and Collins dying from blunt force trauma to the head.

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