HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 19-year-old woman is behind bars accused of killing her mother and kidnapping her sibling.
Hillsborough Police Department said Tuesday that Jaydah Westmoreland faced charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping stemming from an incident that happened Monday.
Investigators said they did a welfare check Monday night at an apartment in the Bellevue Mill apartment complex on South Nash Street. When they arrived they found 41-year-old Delila Nicole Westmoreland dead from multiple gunshot wounds and her 2-year-old child missing.
Investigators connected Jaydah to the crime and found her at a home in Durham with the 2-year-old, who was unharmed.
Officers arrested Jaydah and turned the 2-year-old over to other family members.
She made a first court appearance on Tuesday where the public defender did not ask for bond, meaning Jaydah will remain at the Orange County Jail until her next court date, set for Aug. 28.
If convicted, she could face life in prison or the death penalty. She also faces more than 23 years on the kidnapping charge.