(WHDH) — A mother is facing an attempted murder charge after investigators say she slashed her 3-year-old daughter’s throat with a pair of scissors over the weekend and then turned the weapon on herself.
Emergency crews responding to a 911 call that was made from 28-year-old Anne Akers’ Maryland home on Saturday around 10:50 a.m. found blood and scissors on the floor, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police.
Akers was then found in a bedroom holding a blanket and suffering from a laceration to her neck. When officers removed the blanket, they reportedly observed Akers’ daughter suffering from a life-threatening laceration to her neck.
Officers immediately began life-saving measures and paramedics rushed the girl to a nearby hospital.
Akers was arrested on charges including attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse.
Physicians who treated Akers’ daughter at the hospital told detectives that without the officers’ life-saving actions, the girl’s injuries would have been fatal.
An investigation remains ongoing.
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