NAMPA -- A 69-year-old Nampa woman is dead and her 40-year-old daughter is charged with murder after a disturbance at a home in Nampa Tuesday night.

When officers arrived at the home at 4405 Long Valley Place, Kelly Singh answered the door with blood on her hands and clothing. She was uncooperative and tried to keep officers from entering the home.When police went inside, they found Singh's mother, Ruth Collins, in the bedroom with a head injury.

She was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Singh was arrested on scene and was booked into the Canyon County Jail on a first-degree murder charge.

Nampa Police Chief LeRoy Forsman says detectives obtained a search warrant and found the murder weapon in the home. Judge James Schiller said in court Singh hit Collins in the head with a hammer. The investigation is ongoing.

Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg conducted an autopsy on Collins' body Wednesday morning. He listed the caused of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

Singh was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday afternoon and is being held in jail without bond. If convicted of first-degree murder, Singh faces up to life in prison or a possible death sentence.

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