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Mother arrested for stabbing 8-year-old daughter multiple times

Lolo Conner (SOURCE: West Memphis Police Department) Lolo Conner (SOURCE: West Memphis Police Department)
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) -

West Memphis Police Department officers arrested a woman who is now charged with stabbing her 8-year-old daughter multiple times.

Police said Lolo Conner appears to most likely be suffering from a mental health issue. Her daughter's wounds are not life threatening.  

According to police, Department of Children and Family Services took custody of three other children, ages 4, 3, and 2 years old, and the 8-year-old child will join them once she is released from the hospital. 

Neighbors jumped in to try and help the young girl when they saw the attack. One neighbor grabbed a broom and started hitting the mother in order to save the girl.

"A little while later I heard some screaming and commotion," witness Lavonta Smith said. "I wasn't going to come out, just something wouldn't let me sit there and I come outside and she was stabbing the baby."

That's when Smith picked up a broom and started to physically beat the mother in order to stop the attack.

"I just tried to hit her until she dropped the knife and when she dropped the knife she just went on," Smith said.

Neighbors said Conner has experienced previous mental episodes, the most recent was Thursday night. Smith said the attack on the child happened less than an hour after the mother was released from a hospital.

"I think all of this would have been prevented if they would have kept her in the hospital. She was crying out for help," Smith said.

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