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Woman Accused of Fatally Shooting Elderly Mother in Senior Living Facility

Samaria Bellows, 81, was found dead with a gunshot wound

<p>FOX 26 Houston/Youtube</p>

FOX 26 Houston/Youtube

A woman was charged with murder after police say she shot and killed her mother in Houston on March 21.

D’Juana Valien-Nwaokocha, 58, was arrested Wednesday, a week after her mother, Samaria Bellows, 81, was found dead with a gunshot wound, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a post on X (formerly Twitter.)

ABC 13 reported that Bellows’ body was found in an apartment at a senior living complex, citing police. The outlet also reported that police checked the apartment after family members said they hadn’t heard from Bellows.

Police have not said what a potential motive for the shooting could have been.

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Valien-Nwaokocha was arrested and is in custody in Harris County Jail, police said. It was not immediately clear if she had entered a plea or retained an attorney.

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