Kenisha Thomas , the Mother accused of stabbing her 8-month-old daughter five times during a visit to the Department of Social Services (DSS), was charged Thursday with attempted first-degree murder, child abuse and assault.
The attack happened on Tuesday morning, when Thomas visited DDS to have a supervised visit with her baby, Pretty Diamond. who had been removed from her care.
Officials would not give a reason as to why the state took the baby away from Thomas, but according to witnesses at the DSS office, the 29-year-old woman was not happy with her child’s care and felt she could to do a better job. When social worker Dana Hayes told Thomas that her hour visitation had ended, she reportedly became enraged and said, “It’s about to be over!” She then reportedly fumbled through her purse, frantically looking for something and wound up pulling out a long kitchen knife. Court documents then state that Thomas began stabbing her baby.