UPDATE: Local woman intentionally gave mother, 92, fatal dose of Morphine, detectives say

A Lumberport woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 92-year-old mother.
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 9:18 AM EDT
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - STORY UPDATE (4/28/23)

Detectives tell 5 News Doris Watson intentionally gave her mother, Marjorie Hayhurst, a fatal dose of Morphine.

Authorities could not say if Watson was doing it out of mercy but said she knew she was doing something that would kill her mother, further saying it was not an accident.

ORIGINAL STORY (4/26/23)

A Lumberport woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 92-year-old mother.

Court records show Doris Faye Watson, 65, is charged with first-degree murder in Marion County.

On April 11, Fairmont police were called to a home on Avalon Rd. on a report of a suspicious death.

The person who called told officers Watson had told her she gave her mother, Marjorie Hayhurst, a fatal dose of Morphine, investigators wrote in a criminal complaint.

Hayhurst was pronounced dead the day prior, the complaint says.

Investigators wrote in the complaint that Hayhurst was under Watson’s care when she died.

Three additional witnesses told investigators Watson told them she “had killed her mother with Morphine and would be going to jail,” the complaint says.

Three empty Morphine containers were found during a search of Hayhurst’s home, according to the complaint.

Hayhurst’s body was sent for an autopsy.

Watson is being held without bond at North Central Regional Jail.