LANCASTER (CNS) — A 19-year-old Lancaster woman was charged Tuesday with murdering her mother, who was found dead at their home.

Destiny Hammack was ordered to be held in lieu of $2 million bail while awaiting arraignment Tuesday at the Lancaster courthouse.

Sheriff’s deputies called about 2 p.m. Sunday to the 45300 block of Seventh Street East found the defendant’s 62-year-old mother dead on her bed.

Diane Hammack had suffered blunt-force trauma to her upper body, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner.

Authorities believe the victim died that day or the day before. Her daughter was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

If convicted as charged, Destiny Hammack could face up to 25 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The case remains under investigation by the Lancaster Sheriff’s station.

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