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Child dies after violent incident with Woodbury mother, charges amended

Child dies after violent incident with Woodbury mother, charges amended Photo: KSTP-TV.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 17, 2021 02:56 PM
Created: June 17, 2021 02:46 PM

A 5-year-old girl, who was taken to the hospital after she had suffered injuries at the hands of her mother, has died, according to police.

The Woodbury Police Department confirmed the news with KSTP Thursday afternoon. She was taken off of life-support Wednesday morning and died at 11:21 a.m.

The mother, 32-year-old Sadiyo Ibrahim Mohamed, had her charges amended due to the girl's death. She now faces one count of second-degree murder (with intent, not premeditated) and another count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

A criminal complaint states that police found the girl lying in the street with a puddle of blood coming from her head and minor cuts and abrasions to her face on May 26. She was taken to a hospital with a skull fracture, brain bleed, lacerated liver and broken ribs.

A 6-year-old boy was also found at the scene with a severely bruised arm and a large contusion on his forehead.

In an interview with police, the complaint states Mohamed said she had a mental illness and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but was off her medications for a couple months. She added that she'd been paranoid and hallucinating for a couple days and believed her kids were playing games on her, and she "wasn't sure if her kids were the devil or a demon, which made her question if she should hurt them or not."

The complaint notes Mohamed had been hospitalized in the past for mental health reasons.


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