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Mother charged with stabbing death of four-year-old daughter

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Mother charged with stabbing death of four-year-old daughter

A 34-year-old mother has been accused of stabbing her four-year-old daughter in the chest several times Sunday evening.

She then reportedly left the girl to bleed to death on the master bedroom floor, the court has heard.

She thereafter drove away, got into a minor car accident and was taken to the hospital.

She then sent several tragic text messages and also made phone calls to the girls father, allegedly confessing to what she did.

“The father and aunt told the 911 dispatcher the defendant told the father that their daughter was no longer alive and was in heaven.

“She told him she stabbed her in the chest with a knife,” the prosecutor explained during the probable cause hearing.

Houston Police officers detained Laquita Lewis at the hospital, and the HCSO homicide investigators later took her into custody.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, just last November, Lewis was arrested for threatening to kill her 16-year-old son with a knife and she allegedly pulled a knife on him.

The single mother of four was sentenced to 15 months’ probation; and on a risk assessment test, she showed “zero” chance of doing anything like that again.

Now, seven months later and investigators say the evaluation was clearly wrong.

The courts gave custody of Laquita’s three surviving children to their father, her ex-husband Donnell Lewis, following that November incident.

Laquita has been denied bail; and she could face the death penalty if found guilty, fox26houston reports.

The four-year-old victim

 

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