Woman stabbed her daughter, 11, to prevent her from having sex, cops say

in Orlando News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

A woman stabbed her 11-year-old daughter more than a dozen times Sunday because the girl smiled “different,” causing the mother to think her child was having sex, authorities said.

Rosa Rivera, 28, then drove Aleyda Rivera to Winnie Palmer Hospital, where Rivera was detained by hospital security after wielding a purple-handled pocket knife soaked with blood.

“My baby is gone,” Rivera told first responders, according to her arrest report. Aleyda had 15 stab wounds to her back and a defensive wound to her right arm, authorities said.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina is expected to speak about the case 2:30 p.m. today. Check back later this afternoon for updates.