Orlando Hospital Locks Down After Mother Stabs 11-Year-Old Daughter

The woman stabbed her daughter to death in the passenger seat of the car before bringing her to Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando.

Orlando Hospital Locks Down After Mother Stabs 11-Year-Old Daughter

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A woman has been accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter to death Sunday morning.

Just before 11 a.m., Rosa Alcides Rivera,28, drove to the valet station at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fla., seeking medical attention for her daughter, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

When hospital staff told Rivera her daughter was dead, she became combative and pulled a knife on them. Lieutenant Diego Toruno says hospital security and police officers detained her shortly after.

No one else was hurt during the incident.

“OCSO Homicide detectives have arrested Rosa Alcides Rivera for the stabbing murder of her 11-year old daughter,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook. “This morning at 10:51 am, Alcides Rivera drove her dead daughter to Winnie Palmer Hospital where Orlando Police Department officers were able to detain her.”

The hospital was briefly locked down and the main entrance remained closed during the investigation, according to police.

“My baby is gone,” the mother told first responders. The child had 15 stab wounds on her back and a defensive wound on her right arm, reports ABC News.

Police say the girl would have turned 12 on Thursday.

Early Sunday morning, Rivera took her daughter to the home of a man and accused him of having sex with her daughter. In the arrest report, Rivera first denied stabbing the child, but later admitted it, saying she killed her daughter to “prevent her from having sex with men.”

According to investigators, the child denied having sex with anyone and Rivera never saw her having sex with the man.

Rivera was held in the Orlando County Jail on Sunday night and has been charged with first-degree murder.

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