Arkansas woman kills mother and daughter, tries to torch house

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(KARK) A woman is being held without bond in a double homicide that claimed the lives of her mother and daughter early Wednesday.

The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) said Wednesday afternoon that Wanda Self, 71, and Megan Galey, 8, died of multiple stab wounds.

Melissa Galey, 46, is facing two counts of Capital Murder in the killings and one count of Criminal Attempt at Arson.

The HSPD says Galey climbed out from underneath the house as officers searched the property. They reported she was covered in blood. 

Officers had gone to the home at 2208 Lakeshore Dr. on a welfare check shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say Galey admitted killing both victims and said she had then tried to set the house on fire. She reportedly told investigators she’d been planning it for a week.

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