FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- A North Carolina mother is accused of murdering her 9-year-old son inside a hotel room, according to police.
Crystal M. Matthews, 35, of Fayetteville, faces charges of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in connection to the death of Zamarie Chance.
Officers were called to the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Fayetteville shortly before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fayetteville police said in a press release.
Police said a guest called 911 after hearing a physical disturbance. Arriving officers found the child unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital and died.
Investigators believe the suspect assaulted the victim in the room, causing fatal blunt force trauma injuries to the child.