[Video] Distressing Body Cam Footage-Mother Stabs, Attempts to Drown Her Children
Jessica Edwards-Ricks, of Albion, Michigan, is in the Calhoun County Jail after police received a 911 call from her 15-year-old daughter, who said her mother was trying to kill her sisters.
Describing the initial 911 call, Albion Chief of Public Safety Scott Kipp said, “I know it was pretty frantic, and there was crying in the background… and screaming, and she was saying her mom was trying to kill her sisters.”
In the body cam footage, a police dispatcher is heard telling officers,
“We have a female on the line; she’s advising her mother has just killed her sister. She’s advising there is a knife involved, and we’re trying to get further… the mother has stabbed her sister.”
When officers arrived at the home of Jessica Edward-Ricks, located on Bluestern Court in Albion, they found her holding her two-year-old daughter underwater in the bathtub.
Police grabbed the baby from Edwards -Ricks and began administering CPR but were able to revive her.
Officers then saw that the two-year-old had stab wounds on her chest and throat.
Another child of four years old had also been stabbed. It appeared that the two and four-year-olds had also been forced to ingest cleaning chemicals.
These children were quickly transported to the hospital and are reportedly stable.
An eight-year-old and a 15-year-old were also in the home, but neither appeared injured.
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HORRIFIC: A mother was arrested after authorities say she stabbed and attempted to drown her 2-year-old on Saturday in Michigan. https://t.co/TmWEIybYxy
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Body cam footage captured the police response and the horrible scene they found upon their arrival.
According to Chief Kipp, officers have been to Edward-Ricks’ home before on domestic calls but never for child abuse.
Edward-Ricks was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of first-degree child abuse, and two of second-degree child abuse.
She was arraigned on Tuesday, appearing before attorney magistrate Amber L. Straub via video call, during which the defendant appeared to be lying on a bed.
She pled not guilty to all charges.
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