A 30-year-old woman has been accused of beating her mother to death with a baseball bat inside a Flora Avenue home Wednesday morning, according to Hopatcong police.
Mirna Bolanos has been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a weapon and is being held at the Sussex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750,000 bail.
The body of Ligia Bolanos, 56, was discovered in the hallway of her home when officers arrived at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Lt. Thomas Kmetz said. Mirna Bolanos was outside on the front steps, Kmetz said.
Officers responded to the home after Mirna Bolanos called police and said her mother was harassing her, according to Kmetz. The phone went dead mid-conversation. When police arrived, Mirna Bolanos cooperated with police, Kmetz said.
Police have responded to the Bolanos' home several times after the mother and daughter had previous disputes, according to Kmetz.
The Sussex County Prosecutor's Office and New Jersey State Police responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
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