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Baltimore Mother Charged With Stabbing Her Baby Girl

Thu, May 3, 2012 5:55pm EDT by 21 Comments
Mom Stabs Baby

A Baltimore woman is charged with attempted first-degree murder after stabbing her 8-month-old girl fives times in the head, neck, and chest.

Kenisha Thomas is charged with attempted first-degree murder for her gruesome crime against her infant child. According to police reports acquired by The Baltimore Sun, the incident occurred during a supervised visit at a welfare office between Kenisha, 29, and her daughter, who was removed from her care for unknown reasons. Kenisha was speaking with her social worker Dana Hays during the meeting and when the visit was over, Kenisha exposed her knife and stabbed her baby.

As the baby was stabbed, Dana ran out screaming for help. William Purnell Short III, a social services veteran, responded to the cry and barged into room 117, the scene of the crime. He saw Kenisha using her left hand to hold the baby on a table and her right hand to press a kitchen knife into the baby’s throat.

The social worker, who made the report to the police, threw a chair at Kenisha and forced her to let go of the baby. She then fell to the floor with the knife lodged in her neck. William held the woman until police arrived.

Remarkably, the infant survived the attack and is being looked after at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Kenisha is being held without bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault and child abuse.

[The Baltimore Sun]

–Lorraine Chow

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