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Cops shoot woman to stop her from stabbing her daughter

By NYDailyNews, IBTimes with additional SowetanLIVE editing | Dec 02, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 34 ]

Police officers were called out to a home in Atlanta after an 8-year-old boy was thrown out of a window - only to find a more gruesome scenario, where a little girl was being stabbed by her mother.

Police officers say she didn’t comply with orders to stop stabbing her young daughter, who also died.

Atlanta Police spokesman, Maj. Keith Meadows says the mother was alone inside the home with her young daughter. He said officers entered the house and found the mother sitting in a chair, stabbing the child.

Two officers ordered the woman to stop what she was doing, and drop the knife to the floor. After failing to comply with these orders, the cops fired at her with their service weapons. Meadows reveals that there were between 10 and 16 shots fired in the woman's direction.

According to NYDailynews.com, the Neighbor Lela Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the family had lived in the home about a year and a half. She said the child who died was nearly 5 years old. The mother’s name was not immediately released.

Charles Harris, a neighbour, told ibtimes.com, that the family's financial problems are the reason for the brutal assaults.

He believed that the woman was delirious, saying, "I think she just snapped because she was by my house yesterday, saying nine demons came out of her, that she had been possessed".

Police spokesman Carlos Campos said the little girl died at the scene and the 8-year-old boy was hospitalised in a stable condition with minor injuries.

A motive for the killing was unknown and police are questioning if the daughter had been struck by a bullet.

Campos said the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on a routine administrative leave during the investigation.

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mcm this woman is from Limpopo.

Dec 02, 2011 8:14 | 0 replies

@queenZumambekimalema

Ge nkabe ke kgona go loyana be ketla go loya ore o menstruate everyday of ur life

Kgeke tena

Dec 02, 2011 10:15 | 0 replies

@chillepeppa

Tonki e bareng ke queenZumambekimalema e ya gafa

Dec 02, 2011 10:16 | 0 replies

Only God knows why all these jokes about Limpopo.Anyway, 'Blessed are those who are persecuted...' May God have mercy on us, many things are going so wrong and one wonders whether this is going to be over or not; or if this is are the signs of the end of the world (to those who believe).

Dec 02, 2011 10:19 | 0 replies

@Manyakaza1

Got someone to translate for me, and I have seen that from her posts. She seems more like a troll then a donkey...

Pity about the girl, and I hope the boy can move on from this and have happier times ahead...

Dec 02, 2011 10:52 | 0 replies

"... the family's financial problems are the reason for the brutal assaults."

I am so sick to death of people using poverty and religion as an excuse to harm children.

Dec 02, 2011 11:5 | 0 replies

@Tabza325is

Have you been shot?

Dec 02, 2011 11:8 | 0 replies

@queenZumambekimalema
mcm this woman is from Limpopo
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Now these Limpopo jokes are starting to get under my skin

Dec 02, 2011 11:47 | 0 replies

tHIS IS SAD INDEED

TO ALL BLOGGERSLETS EMBRACE THE SEASON AND JUST STOP FOR A WHILE I DID

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!

TO ALL THE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN MY LIFE...... BEFORE YOU GUYS GO ON LEAVE,
I JUST WANT TO WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR 2012,
To make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the
best of what you can be.
Take care of yourself. Don't wait for someone to take
care of you.
You light up your life. You drive yourself to your
destination.
No one completes you - except YOU.

Have a fab Christmas!!!!! God bless YOU.

Happy
holidays!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 02, 2011 11:51 | 0 replies

bekungamelanga ukuthi abomthetho bambulala bekumela banjezisa ngalesenzo sakhe
and ukuhlupheka akucali ngaye ukuthi angaze abulale umntanakhe ( ubegula ngenxondo)

Dec 02, 2011 12:15 | 0 replies

queenzumambekimalem im dissapointed

Dec 02, 2011 1:15 | 0 replies