Mother accused of stabbing 16-month-old daughter in back

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has been accused of stabbing her 16-month-old daughter in the back, authorities said.

Police arrested 29-year-old Evansgina Audy, of Manchester, on a second-degree assault charge Wednesday night.

The toddler was in her crib sleeping when Audy, armed with a utility knife, committed the act, investigators said.

They say her husband awoke to a bleeding toddler and a despondent wife, and called police.

The child was taken to the hospital for a serious, but non-life-threatening injury.

Audy was arraigned Thursday and ordered held behind bars without bail.

The toddler was transferred to a Boston hospital. Doctors said she is expected to make a full recovery.

Audy is due back in court on Friday.


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