Philadelphia mom accused of attacking 3-year-old daughter with macheteMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 13 2019 7:42 AM
PHILADELPHIA (KYW/CNN) - A 3-year-old girl is recovering after Philadelphia police say her mother attacked her Sunday night with a machete.
Lauren Rodriguez, 34, faces multiple charges including attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault.
Officers say Rodriguez sliced her young daughter with a machete six times, including on her knee, shoulder and head.
“I seen the daughter with her head split open from her mother with a machete,” said neighbor Pauline Williams.
Williams described seeing a bloody mess after another neighbor rushed to rescue the injured child.
“I just started crying. I felt so bad about it. It was just too sad for anybody. From the youngest to the oldest that was out here - took it real hard. The whole block was crying,” she said.