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Florida woman accused of stabbing 6-year-old to death

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 11:27:01-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 36-year-old woman was arrested after officials say she stabbed and killed a 6-year-old.

Police said on Wednesday, August 19, officers responded to the area of 1800 New Haven Road in reference to a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a 6-year-old victim. She was then transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Purkanah Mayo, 36, was found at the scene and was transported to a hospital with injuries.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office later found that Mayo was the one who stabbed and killed the 6-year-old.

Mayo was arrested on Friday and was charged with murder.