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Woman arrested for stabbing her 6-year-old daughter to death

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 16:27:32-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida authorities say a 36-year-old woman was arrested on charges she stabbed her 6-year-old daughter to death.

The suspect, Purkanah Yisrael Mayo, had been hospitalized after stabbing herself with the same kitchen knife and was in life-threatening condition.

The Florida Department of Children and Families' child fatality report for Duval County said the mother’s parental rights had been 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.