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Mother Charged With Attempted Murder For Stabbing 3-Month-Old Daughter [PHOTOS]


This past Sunday, Natasha Deann Townsend was responsible for arguably the worst Mother’s Day of all-time when she allegedly bought a butcher knife from Walmart for the sole reason of stabbing her three-month-old daughter.

Townsend, 31 of Huntsville Alabama, was charged with the attempted murder and is currently being held without bond. The infant is currently in critical condition.


Police were called to a home in the 3900 block of Neptune Drive around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. They found the mother, as well as the girl, who had suffered apparent stab wounds.

Promise Shorter, a neighbor, said Townsend does not live at the home, but one of her relatives does. Shorter said she noticed many police cars at the home Saturday night.

“There was over 30-40 police cars out there,” she said. “If anybody had pulled through, you would have thought all hell would have broke through on this street.”

Investigators said Townsend bought a butcher knife at a Walmart store and injured the baby at another location before taking the child to Neptune Drive.

They believe the woman’s intention was to kill the child and then herself.

“Everybody thought she was beautiful and intelligent and came from a good home,” said Shorter. “The community needs to pray for them.”

The girl was taken to a hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

It sounds like postpartum depression but only a doctor can be sure for certain.

Check out the pics of the crime scene in the gallery.

Photo: WAFF, Facebook, Metro Jail

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  • fedup

    no mention of “dah baby daddy”…just an attempt to get “e-bin” wit him cause he left her for another “skeezer”

    • Assami Chica

      The father was given custody

    • Aang


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  • igor12

    Where do these sick puppies come from?

    • Aang


  • PutAsmileOnThatFace

    How any person could harm an infant is beyond me. This lady needs her head beat in with a brick. Probably mad because the “gubment” denied her assistance. So the baby was probably crying because she was hungry and the mom snapped.

    • Aang


  • Guest

    Please do us all a favor and let her kill herself. What kind of a monster takes the time to plan out a little innocent babies killing. I hope she dies a terrible death.

    • Aang


  • Anahit Markosyan

    Please do us all a favor and let her kill herself. What kind of a monster takes the time to plan out a little innocent babies killing????? I hope she dies a terrible death.

  • ss

    The community doesn’t need to pray for them, they need to make sure she never breeds again and all procedures done with no anesthetic whatsoever

    • Aang


  • Mariann Pepitone

    She needs to be in prison for life. And its not mental illness it is to get even with the father. I don’t believe every one that kills or tries to kill someone has a mental illness. They take their madness out on people or children.

  • L.G.

    I’m speculating it’s postpartum depression. The woman probably thought she was a bad mother and felt the baby would be better off dead. The whole premises of the story seems to lead in that direction. Hopefully more facts will come out.

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  • Scott Gower

    It seems like Post Partum Depression is “the thing” now…every woman who harms her own child is just depressed. They’re not bad, they’re actually victims too! Its the same crap that the “psychologists” have been producing for a generation. Nobody is actually responsible when they act badly anymore. No matter WHAT they do, its never their own fault. They’re depressed…they were abused as a child…or even molested as a child…they weren’t loved enough when they were growing up. But, of course, none of this ever came out *before* they went on a rampage of some sort. Only afterward…when they’re looking at decades in prison and need a ‘get out of jail free’ card.

  • naoma

    Hang her high. Sterilize her.

  • mamatoone

    This could be postpartum depression. Depending on the severity, it can cause psychosis. In the UK they do automatic screening for it. I just hope that baby is now in a safe and loving home.

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  • WhatMoreCanISay

    Wow. I can’t even speculate. This is beyond my imagination or comprehension. I’ve got nothing, except rip to the little angel.