Harris County elderly woman's daughter charged for her murder

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A possible suspect has been arrested for the death of 81-year-old Samaria A. Bellows - Bellows's own daughter.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Bellow's daughter, D'Juana Valien-Nwaokocha was charged with murder for allegedly killing her mother.

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On March 21, Bellows was found dead in her apartment as Harris County deputies were conducting a welfare check at the Palisades of Inwood Apartments.

<div>Samaria Bellows celebrates her 81st birthday on December 24, 2023. (Photo provided by family)</div>
Samaria Bellows celebrates her 81st birthday on December 24, 2023. (Photo provided by family)

Authorities stated they spoke with a family member who came to the apartment because they were concerned about not being able to reach their 81-year-old mother.

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Officials reported foul play was "definitely expected" when they initially investigated the scene.

Valien-Nwaokocha is currently booked in Harris County Jail.