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Woman Accused Of Beating Mother To Death With Bar Stool

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Puyallup woman accused of fatally beating her mother with a bar stool has been ordered held in jail on $1 million bail.

At a court appearance Monday in Pierce County Superior Court, prosecutors asked Court Commissioner Patrick Oishi to hold 35-year-old Xing Zhu for another 72 hours while investigators gather more information on what happened at the woman's home Saturday night.

Deputy Prosecutor Phil Sorensen says significant language barriers are slowing the homicide investigation and he needs more time before making a charging decision.

Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found the body of 59-year-old Yu Sang Li. The News Tribune reports that investigators say the mother lived elsewhere and had come to Washington to check on her daughter.

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