BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Police have arrested and charged a man for allegedly beating and stabbing his mother to death.

A patrol officer was called to an area hospital Monday around noon and told to speak with a healthcare professional regarding a client.

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The healthcare professional told police, according to a client, there was a woman dead inside of a home in the 4400 block of Manorview Road.

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Southwest District officers, along with firefighters, responded to the location for a well-being check and discovered the body of 68-year-old Shari Smith inside the home.

48-year-old Mumwaldi Kearney was subsequently interviewed by homicide investigators and confessed to beating and stabbing his mother, police said.

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Kearney was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother and is currently being held at Central Booking without bail.

CBS Baltimore Staff