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Cindy Burleigh Newark woman was charged with murder allegedly killing her 75-year-old mother Nancy Burleigh

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A 57-year-old Newark woman was charged with murder today for allegedly killing her 75-year-old mother by attacking her with a hammer on Sunday, prosecutors said. Cindy Lynn Burleigh was scheduled to be arraigned on the charge, along with a special-circumstance allegation that she was lying in wait, this afternoon in Alameda County Superior Court in Fremont.

Newark police said Burleigh called them just before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday to report that she had assaulted her mother, Nancy Burleigh, inside a home at 7155 Mayhews Landing Road. When officers arrived at the house, Burleigh admitted that she had attacked her mother with a hammer, police said.

Officers found Nancy Burleigh bleeding from the head, and she was taken to a local hospital to be treated for multiple skull fractures. Burleigh succumbed to her injuries on Monday, police said. Prosecutors have also charged Cindy Burleigh with a clause accusing her of committing a crime against an elderly person.

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