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.
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