A refugee who fled violence in Iraq has been seized by police in California accused of stabbing her four-year-old daughter to death.
Suspect Mina Nazari, 34, first attacked daughter Fatima Sana Akram and then tried to kill her ten-year-old son before fleeing the family home in Modesto, USA.
Their horrified father Fahim Akram came home at Crown Ridge Apartments, located in the 3900 block of Scenic Drive to find the bloodbath after a shift as an Uber driver on Saturday, 14th October.
He reportedly found his young daughter suffering from fatal stab wounds after which he instantly called the cops at approximately 12.48pm.
Modesto Police Department said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Arriving officers located a deceased child in the apartment.
“A second child was located in the home and was fortunately unharmed.”
Prosecutors say Nazari killed her daughter “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously and with malice aforethought”.
Police said: “Nazari was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder.”
She was charged with murder with a dangerous weapon and child abuse resulting in death.
The 34-year-old woman was also charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and permitting a child to suffer under circumstances likely to cause great bodily harm, over the attack on her son.
Nazari has been held in Stanislaus County jail pending a Superior Court hearing scheduled on 24th October.
A family friend claimed Nazari had been struggling with depression before the incident.
Musil American Society Social Services Foundation head Gulshan Yusufzai said: “Many times, there’s a stigma associated with going out of the family asking for mental health supportive services.
“If she is depressed, if she is not taking care of herself, if you are able to see those things happening, she’s not sleeping well – these are all signs that she’s not doing well and she needs support.”
Meanwhile, family friend Mushtaq Qauomi launched a fundraiser to help dad Akram cover the girl’s funeral and memorial services.