Deputies: Mother dies after stabbed, doused in boiling water

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenville woman who they think was stabbed and doused in boiling water by her own daughter has died.

Pitt County deputies tell local media outlets they were called to an apartment just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

They say they believe 20-year-old Milina Tapo Harris threw boiling water on her mother while she was sleeping and then stabbed her numerous times.

Forty-seven-year-old Tamara Joyner was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Harris appeared in court Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder. Her bond was set at $2 million, and she requested a court-appointed attorney.

 

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