6-year-old stabbing victim tells police 'Mommy tried to kill me'

No matter what the circumstances are, I can never truly understand how anyone could ever hurt an innocent child, especially their own. That's why I was horrified to learn of 30-year-old Wisconsin mom, Tasha D. Harmon, who reportedly stabbed her 6-year-old daughter several times while she was sleeping.


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After wounding her toddler with a 7-inch steak knife, Harmon showed up at her neighbor's house around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning and told them she had stabbed her daughter and herself. At the time, Harmon also had self-inflicted cuts on her throat and chest. The neighbors found Harmon's poor young daughter, Adrianna, was lying on her bed covered in blood. But the most heartbreaking part? When authorities showed up, the little girl told officers, "Mommy tried to kill me." Ugh, doesn't that make you just want to cry?

Adrianna suffered serious injuries including a punctured lung, but thankfully, she is expected to recover. Though an exact motive remains unclear, Harmon allegedly told police she "went crazy." Um, yeah, YOU THINK?! She is now being held in jail and facing charges of attempted homicide.

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Obviously, Harmon needs serious mental help--no sane person would ever commit such a terrible crime and cause such harm to their own child for no apparent reason. Still, that doesn't even come close to justifying the trauma that she surely caused her daughter, whom will now have to live the rest of her life knowing her mother tried to hurt her. I only hope that little Adrianna recovers quickly and is sent to live safely with relatives or loves one who are more capable of caring for her.  

Do you think the charges match Harmon's crime? Tell us in the comments below!

Image via Dane County Jail

Topics: crime  kids  latest news  parenting


on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM
she needs to have her self stabbed worser than what she did to this little angel and maybe they will have that wicked evil monster castrated so she can't have any more children and do them the same way what a loser
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on Aug 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM
It's very likely that the mother was high or in withdrawal. Or she has an evil streak in her. Don't let her off the hook with the "She must be crazy" b/c there are other more likely possibilities. Just b/c WE don't "get it" doesn't mean she is crazy. Bad people do exist.
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on Aug 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM

 Susan Smith killed her 2 sons to be with another man (other than her husband). She then blamed unnamed black men for kidnapping her boys and began a short lived race war. She's evil, not crazy. Other women have done it for life insurance or b/c they are tired of taking care of a high needs child. Don't get me wrong, I HOPE this mother was just nuts. But while people like Andrea Yates were legally CRAZY when they killed their children, some are just evil.

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on Aug 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM
there is way more of this stuff going on almost every day in our crazy world. Thank you to drug pushers who live for money and commit violence to keep their drugs flowing...look what it does to otherwise normal people when they get so hooked they can't see straight. Violence is very often drug related, wake up people!!
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on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Just Google Darlie Routier and see what some "mothers" are capable of doing.
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on Aug 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM
I'm sorry but she should get life in prison because the child did nothing Tp deserve that and crazy or not that child id gonna have To live with the pain not her mother
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on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM
I have always been of the opinion that anyone convicted of gross neglect or abuse of a child, in addition to whatever incarceration they are sentenced to, should lose their reproductive rights forever. Men get castrated and women get hysterectomies. There are lines you don't cross and get to start over with someone else.
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on Aug 24, 2012 at 11:13 PM
it is in the bible about what is going on now look into it and yes she should not get any chance of getting off because she might be " crazy "
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on Sep 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM
If you can SAY you went crazy, you ain't f'ing crazy. You're sick and need to be put down like a rabid dog.
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