Maryland Mother Charged After Slashing Her 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Throat With Scissors

Maryland Mother Charged After Slashing Her 3-Year-Old Daughter's Throat With Scissors

After police discovered Anne Catherine Akers, 28, of Montgomery County and her daughter with slashed necks on Saturday, she was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and first-degree child violence.

Officers responded to a call at 10:50 a.m. March 27 after Akers’ father discovered blood on the floor of her house, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police.

Akers’ father attempted to enter the house hours before the assault was uncovered, but police said Akers had changed the locks over the weekend, according to WUSA9.

Akers’ father said that after calling a locksmith and eventually gaining entry to the house, he saw blood on the floor and immediately called the authorities.

When authorities arrived, they discovered Akers on the bedroom floor, covered in blood and holding a pair of scissors, with a neck laceration. Akers’ 3-year-old daughter was still bleeding from a life-threatening neck wound under a blanket she was holding, according to authorities.

Officers stated that they began potentially life saving steps on the child before emergency workers arrived and transported Akers to a local hospital with severe injuries.

Akers’ daughter was flown to a local hospital for treatment by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Doctors who treated the child at the hospital told detectives that she would have died if the officer hadn’t acted quickly.

Akers is being remanded in custody without bond. On Monday, a Maryland court ordered Akers to see a psychiatrist to determine whether she is psychologically competent to stand trial.



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