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Mother allegedly stabs 3-month-old child with butcher knife

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ALABAMA – A three-month-old girl is in critical condition after her mother allegedly stabbed her Saturday evening.

31-year-old Natasha Deann Townsend is being held in jail without bond.

Townsend was charged with attempted murder of her daughter.

Police were called to a home around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. They found the mother, as well as the girl, who had suffered apparent stab wounds.

A neighbor said Townsend does not live at the home, but one of her relatives does.

She says she noticed 30 to 40 police cars at the home Saturday night.

Investigators say Townsend bought a butcher knife at Walmart and injured the baby at another location before taking the child to the house.

They believe the woman’s intention was to kill the child and then herself.

The girl was taken to a hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

Police are still investigating the incident.