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West Virginia Woman Accused of Murdering Her 92-Year-Old Mother with Morphine

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Source: DCR.wv.gov; Mega

Apr. 27 2023, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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A West Virginia woman is charged with murdering her 92-year-old mother with bottles of morphine, according to authorities.

Authorities say Doris Watson, 65, killed Marjorie Hayhurst on Monday, April 10.

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Hayhurst's body was found the next day, after Watson reportedly told someone what she did. The person who heard that notified Marion County authorities.

Detectives told WBOY-TV that Watson, who was Hayhurst's home caregiver, gave her two bottles of morphine.

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WDTV reports a search of Hayhurst's home reportedly found three empty bags of morphine.

Watson was held Thursday without bond.

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