Who is Anne Catherine Akers? Maryland mom cuts 3-year-old daughter's neck with scissors, hides her inside blanket

The mother was discovered by her relative and they later realised the daughter was injured too

                            Who is Anne Catherine Akers? Maryland mom cuts 3-year-old daughter's neck with scissors, hides her inside blanket
Anne Catherine Akers had earlier filed a complaint about custody of her daughter in 2019 (Montgomery County Department of Police)

WHEATON-GLENMONT, Maryland: A Montgomery County, Maryland mother has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly cut her three-year-old daughter’s neck with scissors on Saturday, police said.

Anne Catherine Akers, 28, was booked on several charges, including one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Department of Police, reported Fox News.


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Who is Anne Catherine Akers?

Anne Catherine Akers lived with her daughter in the 13000 block of Hathaway Drive in the Wheaton-Glenmont area. Court records from 2019 show Akers filed a complaint about custody of her daughter, reported NBC Washington.

The woman's father called 911 at about 10.50 am on Saturday after finding blood on the floor of his daughter’s home. Fourth District officers responded to the call. The officers entered the residence and observed blood and a pair of scissors on the floor, following which they located Akers on a bedroom floor suffering from a laceration to her neck. They began to assess her injuries. Upon removing a blanket Akers was holding, officers found the woman's found her three-year-old daughter wrapped in a blanket with a life-threatening laceration to her neck, following which they immediately began life-saving measures on the three-year-old.  

Where is Akers' daughter?

Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and transported Akers to a local hospital with serious injuries. Akers’ daughter was transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to an area hospital. She was suffering from life-threatening injuries. Physicians, who attended to the child at the hospital, stated that without the officers’ immediate life-saving actions, the three-year-old’s injuries would have been fatal.

“We gotta thank the police for their prompt actions here,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said to NBC Washington. “Some people stepped up and did the right thing. This child is alive because of that.”

In court on Monday, a judge ordered Akers to meet with a psychiatrist to see if she’s mentally fit to stand trial for attempted murder. She is being held without bond at the Central Processing Unit. Her next court appearance is scheduled for next Monday, at 1 pm at the Rockville District Court, CBS Baltimore reported.

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