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Baltimore man confessed to beating and stabbing mother to death, police say

A Baltimore man was arrested after he told police he stabbed and beat his mother to death inside a Southwest Baltimore home, police said Tuesday.

Mumwaldi Kearney, 48, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Shari Smith, 68, on Monday.

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Police responded around noon to an area hospital where they were told to speak to a health care professional regarding a client. The health care professional told police that there was a dead person inside a home in the 4400 block of Manorview Road in the Uplands neighborhood, according to police.

Southwest District officers and firefighters went to the home for a well-being check and found Smith’s body inside. Kearney was interviewed by investigators and admitted to beating and stabbing his mother, police said.

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Kearney is being held without bail. Online court records were not available Tuesday.

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