- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Leavenworth woman is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of her 85-year-old mother.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson says 59-year-old Victoria Smith was charged Tuesday. Her mother, Anna Higgins, was found dead Sunday at a home in Leavenworth.

Police have not said how Higgins was killed.

Smith was taken into custody at the home after her mother’s body was discovered.

She requested a court-appointed attorney during a hearing Tuesday in Leavenworth County District Court.

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