A 5-year-old was stabbed to death in Henderson County, North Carolina, and police say her mother is the killer.
Around 8:45 a.m. on April 25, deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a stabbing.
Once officers and emergency personnel arrived at the residence, they found that the victim, a 5-year-old girl, died from her injuries, according to the sheriff's office.
The investigation led to the child’s mother as the suspect, police say. Penny Short Hartle, 50, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Officers did not say why Hartle allegedly killed her child.
Hartle did not receive bond and remains in jail.