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Police: Woman Used Kitchen Knives to Kill Her Mother

The woman accused of stabbing her mother to death inside an Independence home appeared in court on Tuesday where new details of the brutal slaying were revealed for the first time.

Lara Paige Conley, 37, did not have an attorney and told Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus that a lawyer representing her in an unrelated case would not be representing her in the murder case. She is being held without bond in the Kenton County Detention Center, charged with murder-domestic violence. 

An Independence Police detective testified at Tuesday's preliminary hearing that officers responded to the home on Summit Run Drive just before midnight on Saturday, March 14. Conley had placed a call to 911 and said that there was a burglary in progress.

What officers found instead was Conley's mother lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor, multiple kitchen knives and the block from which they were pulled nearby. Conley was also covered in blood.

When questioned by a detective at the police station, Conley said that she did not recall placing a call to 911, neither did she remember stabbing her mother. She told an investigator that she often blacks out during traumatic events. 

Grothaus sent Conley's case to the Kenton County Grand Jury where she will be considered for indictment. 

Story & photo by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

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