PEORIA, Ariz. - A woman has been arrested after she reportedly killed her cousin with a hammer in their Peoria home Wednesday afternoon, police said.Officers say they visited a residence near 112th Avenue and Diana on a medical call and found the body of a 33-year-old man who had suffered "blunt force trauma."Investigators identified the suspect as 29-year-old Brianna Elise Zerth, a cousin and roommate of the victim.Court documents say the two had been drinking and got into an argument, which ended in the deadly attack.Zerth's 6-year-old daughter was home at the time but was not hurt.
Officials say the girl told investigators that her mother had killed someone using a hammer. Police say the girl was told to wait outside during the incident."What a sight that little one had to see," said one of the neighbors who live across the street from the crime scene.
Court documents state Zerth, who is now facing second-degree murder charges, had been drinking heavily, and doesn’t remember part of the night.