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Police: Maryland woman says she killed 92-year-old roommate

KENSINGTON — A 26-year-old Maryland woman has been charged with first-degree murder after police said she told investigators that she killed her 92-year-old roommate then called 911 to report her death.

When Montgomery County police officers arrived at a home in Kensington for a death investigation on Wednesday morning, Julia Birch told them she killed her roommate, Nancy Anne Frankel, police said in a news release. Officers found Frankel in the home and evidence found in the home supported Birch’s statement and she was taken into custody, police said.

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During an interview, Birch admitted killing Frankel and then calling 911 to report her death, police said.

Birch is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. Online court records do not list an attorney for Birch.

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27 in Montgomery County District Court, according to online court records.

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