Original release (June 12, 2016 9:35 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged Crystal Marie Wagner, 29, of the 400 block of 52nd Street, 21224, with the murder of her mother, Malia Delores Wagner. Crystal Wagner has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.
Homicide detectives learned that on Saturday, June 11, 2016, mother and daughter went to Eastpoint Mall. The victim and suspect walked out of the mall into a covered parking area outside of the mall administrative offices, near the J.C. Penny store. Just before reaching Malia's car, Crystal attacked her mother and stabbed her mother numerous times with a knife. After attacking her mother, Crystal got inside the car and left the area as her mother was lying on the parking lot. Police and fire personnel were called to the scene. Malia Wagner was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Initially, police were unable to identify the victim.
Subsequent investigation led to the identification of the victim and the daughter being responsible for the murder of her mother. Police have not been able to determine the motive behind the murder at this time.
View the previous release for this incident.