Mississippi mom attacked with machete after promise of free baby clothes

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WALLS, Miss. (AP) - Police in northern Mississippi say a woman stabbed the mother of a newborn child after promising free baby clothes.

Walls police have issued a warrant for Belinda King Maxwell on assault and child abuse charges.

Tobyianna Hicks tells WREG-TV that on June 7, Maxwell promised her baby clothes, but then took her child and drove to a church in Walls. The 17-year-old mother followed.

After 45 minutes waiting on the clothes, Hicks says she was comforting her daughter when Maxwell attacked her. Hicks says Maxwell struck her five times with a machete and threw her newborn daughter into the street.

Hicks says the two women then fought until a fire truck passed by. Maxwell fled, while Hicks and her daughter were treated at a hospital.

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Information from: WREG-TV, http://www.wreg.com/

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