- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a woman admitted to police that she bludgeoned her mother-in-law to death in the New Jersey home that they shared.

Judge Pedro Jimenez on Thursday kept Tasneem Diwan’s bail at $1 million and ordered her to surrender her passport. She is a United States citizen and has lived in the country for 35 years, but has two children in Pakistan.

Diwan’s public defender, Jamie Hubert, argued that her bail should be reduced because she has no prior charges and there’s no physical evidence linking her to the death of 73-year-old Safia Diwan in her East Windsor home last month.

Prosecutors say Tasneem Diwan struck her mother-in-law in the head numerous times with an unknown object and her husband found his mother’s body in a pool of blood in the home.


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