Woman Describes Waking Up To Find Daughter Stabbing Her - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Woman Describes Waking Up To Find Daughter Stabbing Her

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ROCHESTER, Wash. - A woman who woke up with her daughter on top of her, stabbing her in the neck talked to KIRO 7 on Tuesday about how she survived the attack and what might have led her daughter to carry it out.

"She just jumped on me, covered my mouth and tried to slice my throat," Ruth Daarud said. "I was thinking survival, just survival. I needed to survive."

Her voice is still hoarse from the damaged nerves where the knife went into her throat nine days ago.

He daughter, Amanda Bassell, had been staying in the family home in Rochester since being released from prison eight days before. Police said she used a knife from the kitchen to attack her mom. click here to read more

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