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NJ Woman Charged With Murdering Her Mother: Prosecutors

A 23-year-old woman was charged with murder in the stabbing death of her mother in their New Jersey home, prosecutors said. 

Marisa Rivera, of Pine Cove, was charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. 

Prosecutors say she killed her 56-year-old mother, Denise DeNapoli, in their apartment at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. 

Police discovered DeNapoli's body during a wellness check after she didn't show up for work. 

The daughter was arrested late Friday at a hotel on Route 73, prosecutors said. 

The motive was still being investigated. 

It wasn't clear whether Rivera had an attorney. 

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