Greenville woman accused of stabbing, dousing mother in boiling water makes court appearance

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A woman accused of stabbing her mother and dousing her in boiling water has made her first court appearance in a Pitt County courtroom.

20-year-old Milina Tapo Harris appeared in court Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder. Her bond was set at $2 million, and she requested a court-appointed attorney.

47-year-old Tamara Joyner died Wednesday after she was taken to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries sustained in the attack overnight.

Investigators said it happened on Hollow Drive. A motive isn’t known at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.

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