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Mom charged for ‘slashing her 3-year-old daughter’s throat with scissors before stabbing herself’ 

Mom, 28, is charged with attempted murder for ‘slashing her 3-year-old daughter’s throat with scissors before stabbing herself’

  • Anne Catherine Akers, 28, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse 
  • Officers responding to the home found blood on the floor, along with the scissors
  • Akers was found on the bedroom floor with a laceration to her neck, according to police
  • Police began assessing the mother’s injuries and while removing a blanket Akers was holding, discovered her three-year-old daughter  
  • The girl was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries 

Maryland authorities have charged a mother with attempted murder after she allegedly tried to slash her three-year-old’s daughter throat with scissors before turning them on herself. 

The Montgomery County Department of Police said in a Monday press release that Anne Catherine Akers, 28, was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse. 

A relative of Akers’ called 911 at around 10.50am to the mother’s residence on the 13000 block of Hathaway Drive in the Wheaton-Glenmont area, near Washington D.C., after finding blood on the floor of the home. 

Anne Catherine Akers, 28, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse

Officers responding to the home found blood on the floor, along with the scissors. 

Akers was found on the bedroom floor with a laceration to her neck, according to police. 

Police began assessing the mother’s injuries and while removing a blanket Akers was holding, discovered her three-year-old daughter with a ‘life-threatening laceration to her neck.’

A relative of Akers' called 911 at around 10.50am to the mother's residence on the 13000 block of Hathaway Drive in the Wheaton-Glenmont area, near Washington D.C., after finding blood on the floor of the home

A relative of Akers’ called 911 at around 10.50am to the mother’s residence on the 13000 block of Hathaway Drive in the Wheaton-Glenmont area, near Washington D.C., after finding blood on the floor of the home

Officers immediately began life saving measures for the girl and a Maryland State Police helicopter took her to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Physicians who treated Akers’ daughter told detectives that without the officer’s help, the girl’s injuries would have proved fatal, police shared in the release. 

Akers was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

 The mother is currently being held without bond at the Central Processing Unit. 

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