Mom attacks 9-year-old daughter with electric gardening shears

12:31 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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WESTWOOD, Massachusetts (WHDH) -- A Westwood, Massachusetts mother will face charges after she attacked her 9-year-old daughter with a set of electric hedge clippers.

She's facing a number of charges including attempted murder. The allegations are hard to believe for neighbors of the family.

"Unspeakable, pretty sickening," said neighbor Rich Homer. "I know the girls, they play in their backyard often, play with my puppy, and just good family overall."

The 9-year-old girl suffered serious but nonlife threatening injuries. Police said her father stopped the attack.

The child's mother was also injured. She was arraigned in her hospital bed in Boston and is due in court next week.

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