Mother arrested in daughter's murder

Mother arrested in daughter's murder

Mother arrested in daughter's murder

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by BETH SHAYNE / NewsChannel 36
E-mail Beth: BShayne@WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 3 at 7:59 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dawn Michelle Ward, 42, was arrested Wednesday, accused in the murder of her 23-year-old daughter Brittini.

She also faces charges for being an accessory after the fact to a felony, and incest with her nephew.

That nephew, Derek Ward, was arrested last week and accused of killing and raping Brittini.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about the case, which began as a death investigation in May.  Brittini was found dead in the apartment she shared with her mother and her cousin.

Dawn Ward was arrested in Lexington, S.C. at her parent's home. She waived extradition to Charlotte, and is now in jail.

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