FITCHBURG, WI – More details have been released regarding the Wisconsin mother who repeatedly stabbed her 6-year-old daughter with a steak knife while she slept.
Early Monday morning, 30-year-old Tasha Harmon went to her neighbor’s apartment suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck and chest. She told the neighbors she had just stabbed her 6-year-old daughter before stabbing herself.
When the neighbors entered Harmon’s apartment, they found her daughter covered in blood, lying on her bed. She was suffering from several stab wounds inflicted by her mother, who had used a 7-inch steak knife that was found nearby. The girl was still alive and rushed to the hospital with life-threatening stab wounds to the chest and back as well as a punctured lung. According to reports, the girl told police, “Mommy tried to kill me.”
Harmon was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition before being released on Thursday and placed in jail. She has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide. Her daughter was listed in critical condition, but police say she is expected to recover. Physically, at least.
No motive for the attempted murder of her daughter has been given, but court documents reveal that when Harmon talked to police after the stabbing, she said, “I went crazy, tried to kill my daughter and myself.” So there ya’ go. She’s nuts.
The Huffington Post is reporting this isn’t Harmon’s first brush with the law. She has a previous felony conviction in 2007 for second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor convictions for issuing bad checks.Tags: Attempted Murder, mental illness, Stabbing, Tasha Harmon, Wisconsin