Tasha Harmon accused of stabbing sleeping 6-year-old

4:41 PM, Aug 14, 2012   |    comments
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Fitchburg, WI (WKOW/CNN) - A Wisconsin mother is accused of stabbing her 6-year-old daughter while the girl slept.

Police were called out to the family's Fitchburg home Monday where they found the girl with wounds to her chest and back. She's at the hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

"How somebody could do that to somebody who's 6-year-old, especially being her mother, it breaks my heart," said neighbor Pollie Chiarello.

"I was blown away. I mean how could you do that to your own 6-year-old kid," said another neighbor, Hunter Walhovd.

The mother, 30-year-old Tasha Harmon, was also taken to the hospital for self-inflicted stab wounds.

Police say they expect her to be charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide.

Investigators are trying to figure out a motive.


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