Child dies after being stabbed by mother at park, Harris County Sheriff says

Charges for the child’s mother are unknown at this time

Child allegedly stabbed to death by mother (Credit: KPRC)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A child died after being stabbed by her mother while at a Harris County park Sunday afternoon, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The sheriff said on Twitter the incident happened around noon at Spring Creek Park in Tomball -- about 40 minutes away from Houston.

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It’s unknown how the incident unfolded, but the child is believed to be five or six years old.

According to KSAT’s sister station in Houston, KPRC, deputies said the child was stabbed in the neck by her mother. Moments later, she drove the child to an emergency room.

When medical staff came out to the mother’s vehicle to evaluate the child, she was already deceased, deputies told KPRC.

The child’s mother has not been named, and investigators are working to determine a motive and if she’ll face charges.

We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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