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