MODESTO, Calif. (TCD) — Police arrested a 34-year-old woman after she allegedly killed her 4-year-old daughter and attempted to do the same to her 10-year-old son.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Modesto Police Department received a report of a potential assault and responded to the Crown Ridge Apartments in the 3900 block of Scenic Drive. Upon their arrival, officers found the deceased girl and another child who was unharmed.
Police determined the mother, Mina Nazari, allegedly stabbed her daughter to death and tried to kill her son.
According to KOVR-TV, the girl’s father initially called 911. A family friend reportedly identified the girl as Fatima Sana Akram and said that Nazari suffers from mental illness.
On Oct. 17, the Stanislaus County District Attorney announced his office was charging Nazari in connection with the killing. According to a criminal complaint, Nazari faces charges of murder, child abuse causing death, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and permit child to suffer under circumstances likely to cause great bodily injury or death.
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