Daughter charged in mother's death in Perkiomen Twp. slaying

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Woman charged in mom's murder: Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on July 21, 2017 (WPVI)

A 21-year-old woman is facing murder charges in the death of her mother, according to police.

Friday at 3:18 a.m., troopers discovered the body of Annette House, 54, inside a home in the 400 block of Abbey Lane in Perkiomen Township. An autopsy ruled House died due to multiple stab wounds.

Now, her daughter, Elena House-Hay, stands accused of the following charges: murder of the first degree; murder of the third degree; voluntary manslaughter; and possession of instruments of a crime.

House-Hay, first blamed the killing on an intruder, but later allegedly admitted killing her mother. She told state police they argued about the daughter's treatment for bipolar disorder.

She was arraigned on Friday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 31.

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