✅ Melba Daly was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon

✅ Her son was charged with "murder and weapons offenses"

✅ Sean Daly admitted trying to kill his mother in 2015

HAMILTON (Atlantic) — A man who admitted to trying to kill his mother nine years ago was arrested Wednesday on a charge of murder.

Melba Daly, 74, was found dead inside her home on Quinn Avenue in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton by police after a 911 call was received around 11:40 a.m. An investigation led to the arrest of her 53-year-old son, Sean Daly.

Daly was charged with "murder and weapons offenses" and is being held pending a detention hearing.

Reynolds did not disclose the circumstances of what led police to Sean Daly or the details of Melba's homicide.

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Sean Daly
Sean Daly (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office)

Tried to kill his mom in 2015

Sean Daly was indicted in 2015 on an attempted murder charge after his mother was found with multiple wounds to her upper body, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

State court records show Daly was sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison after pleading guilty.

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