Texas mother, 35, admits to brutally stabbing five-year-old daughter to death in park

Texas mother, 35, admits to brutally stabbing five-year-old daughter to death in park
Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a child (Screenshot/ABC13 video)

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TOMBALL, TEXAS: A five-year-old girl in Texas was fatally stabbed by her 35-year-old mother on Sunday, October 16. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the incident took place at Spring Creek Park in Tomball, a suburb northwest of Houston, suggest multiple reports. 

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According to The Sun, in a briefing with reporters, Sgt Ben Beall said that the mother, a White female, told HCA Tomball hospital employees that she had killed her daughter. The woman, who entered the emergency room, also said that the child was in her grey Jeep Cherokee. As per Fox 26, detectives from the Harris County Sheriff's Office's Homicide Division said the girl suffered an "incision" in her neck. At the hospital, nurses rushed to check on the child. But later, a doctor pronounced the girl dead at 12.10 pm. Sgt Beall said, "The child does have a wound to the neck which is consistent with what the mother said. However, we believe she was probably killed somewhere other than inside the vehicle. We're still in the early stages of the investigation." The mother was then detained and taken to the homicide unit of the sheriff's office and is now being questioned. The officials said that she might be charged with capital murder, as per KSAT.

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Commenting on the crime, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez took to Twitter and wrote, "Pct 4 Deputy Constables responded to an incident. Preliminary: a child, possibly 5-6 yrs of age was transported to a hospital after allegedly being cut/stabbed by her mother while at Spring Creek Park."

The mother told deputies that the stabbing reportedly happened at Spring Creek Park, but when deputies went there, they didn't find anything related to the crime in the area. Officials are unsure if there were any potential witnesses or where the stabbing occurred, according to authorities, reports ABC13.

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Moreover, the police have not confirmed exactly where the girl was killed and the names of the mother and victim have not been released. No further information has been provided. Gonzalez said an investigation is ongoing, as he wrote, "Homicide Investigators are en route."


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