MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Jacksonville police detectives say a 36-year-old woman was arrested on charges she stabbed her 6-year-old daughter to death.
The Florida Times-Union says Purkanah Yisrael Mayo had been hospitalized after stabbing herself with the same kitchen knife and was in life-threatening condition.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
The Florida Department of Children and Families’ child fatality report for Duval County said the mother’s parental rights were terminated previously.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said four other people were at the home when the attack took place Aug. 19, among them another child. No motive has been released.Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
The child welfare agency said it had gotten involved with the girl’s well-being in the last five years, but did not provide any more details.
Desputies arrested Mayo on Friday on a charge of second-degree murder. No attorney was listed in jail records.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues New Covid-19 Guidance For The Holiday Season
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