KENSINGTON, Md. (WJZ) — A 26-year-old Maryland woman was charged with first-degree murder after she admitted to killing her 92-year-old roommate, Montgomery County police said.
First responders were called to a home on Spruell Drive in Kensington around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday for a death investigation.READ MORE: Who Was Halyna Hutchins? Tributes Paid To Director Of Photography Killed By Prop Gun
When they arrived, Julia Birch told officers she killed her elderly roommate, renowned sculptor Nancy Ann Frankel. Frankel’s body was found inside the home. Police called homicide detectives to investigate the possible murder.
Evidence on the scene revealed that Birch allegedly killed her roommate and she was taken into custody. Montgomery County Police interviewed Birch at their headquarters and that’s when she admitted to calling 911 after killing Frankel.READ MORE: Two Baltimore Men, 20 and 22, Charged With Murder In Double Homicide
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine the cause and manner of death.
Birch was charged with first-degree murder and she is being held without bond.MORE NEWS: Amtrak & Maryland's Leaders Break Ground On Penn Station Transformation
Birch was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit and charged with First Degree Murder. She is being held without bond.