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Ga. woman charged with murder in mother's death

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a Cobb County woman with murder after her 80-year-old mother died from what police say was likely neglect and malnourishment.

WAGA-TV reports that 49-year-old Melissa Blue was arrested earlier this month on charges of elderly neglect and cruelty. Police say her mother, Evelyn Blue, was found malnourished and with severe bed sores in the filthy Howard Johnson hotel room where the two women had been living for some time.

Police say the elderly woman died Sunday morning at Kennestone Hospital. Melissa Blue remains in the Cobb County jail.

It was not immediately clear whether she has an attorney.

Information from: WAGA-TV, http://www.myfoxatlanta.com