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Woman accused of stabbing infant, claims child was 'created by devil'

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 18:36:57-04

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of stabbing an 8-day-old baby last week, claiming the child was created "by the devil," WPXI-TV reported.

According to WPXI, Tanishia Fielder, 32, was charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault after a man reported to police that he and the infant were stabbed by Fielder.

Both the man and infant survived the incident, but their exact conditions were not disclosed. Fielder reportedly stabbed the infant near the baby's right eye. 

Fielder told police that God told her to kill the infant and dismember the body. 

The police said they found the knife hidden beneath a garbage bin behind the apartment building, WPXI reported.

The man involved told police he and Fielder got into an argument earlier in the day and he saw her with a knife.