Mother arrested for raping and killing her daughter

Dawn Ward 
By: Aarav Sen 

A mother was arrested and charged for raping her own daughter and killing her together with her nephew, according to reports.

The North Carolina mother and her lover, who is her 24-year-old nephew, are behind bars in connection with the brutal rape and murder of the 23-year-old daughter of the woman.

Dawn Ward, 42-years-old, was arrested on Thursday, after her daughter Brittini Ward was found raped and murdered last month.

Police said that they were called to the house of Ward in May, after receiving a tip from a member of the
extended family.

When police arrived, they arrested 24-year-old Derek Ward, who shared the home with the mother and daughter.

After police conducted an investigation, they confirmed that the mother had a role in her daughter's rape and murder, and was taken into custody.

Police have not revealed specific details about the death of the victim or a possible motive.

Dawn is facing charges of murder, accessory to a felony and aggravated incest.