Nampa woman pleads guilty to killing mother
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- A Nampa woman who beat her 69-year-old mother to death with a hammer has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
Forty-year-old Kelly Singh pleaded guilty Friday in 3rd District Court for the February killing of Ruth Collins in the home they shared.
An investigator says Singh sent a text message to her sister just days before the attack professing her desire kill Collins with a blow to the head.
Police say they arrived at the family's residence in February to find Singh covered in blood and Collins dying from blunt force trauma to the head. The plea deal calls for Singh to serve up to a life sentence with a minimum of 20 years in prison.
Judge Juneal Kerrick is not bound by the agreement and could require a harsher sentence.