Sheriff: Covington woman charged in mother's murder

Deputies have arrested a Covington woman and charged her in the death of her mother.

According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday deputies were called to a home on the 300 block of Alcovy Way after reports of a "penetrating trauma."

When they got to the home, deputies found 57-year-old Andrea Walker dead in a bedroom.

During an investigation, deputies took the victim's daughter, 34-year-old Carly Walden, into custody without incident. She has been charged with felony murder and felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Authorities are working to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

They have not yet identified a motive in the crime.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Investigator Clinton French at (678) 625-1429 or anonymously using the TIP Line at (678) 625-5007.