North Carolina woman charged with attempted murder for stabbing young daughter

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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A North Carolina woman who stabbed her 1-year-old daughter in front of an officer has been charged with attempted murder, police said.

Cierra Dyer, 21, was immediately arrested Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Greenville Police Department. Her child was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officers responded to a Greenville apartment where Dyer was arguing with a family member over the custody of the 1-year-old. Police said Dyer was actively stabbing the child in the back when an officer walked in and confronted her. She then dropped the knife.

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Dyer was also charged with felony child abuse. She was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center on a $1.5 million bond, news outlets reported. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.



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