Mokena woman accused of fatally stabbing mother

February 16, 2010 3:22:50 PM PST
Police arrested a southwest suburban woman who's accused of stabbing her elderly mother to death.Gaye Wern of Mokena is in jail on a first-degree murder charge.

Police say she walked into the police station Monday afternoon and admitted that she killed her mother.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers found the 89-year-old woman in the bathtub of her home. She had been stabbed repeatedly.

Police say Wern has not told them why she allegedly killed her mother.