Leavenworth woman charged in 85-year-old mother's murder

Posted at 7:40 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 17:09:18-04

A woman has been charged in her 85-year-old mother's death. 

Victoria Smith, 59, of Leavenworth, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder. 

Investigators said Anna Higgins, Smith's mother, was found dead Sunday afternoon in a home.

Smith appeared in court Tuesday. According to Leavenworth County District Attorney Todd Thompson, Smith asked for a court appointed attorney. She is scheduled to be back in court Friday, July 8. 

The Leavenworth Police Department is continuing its investigation. 




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