NW Dade Woman Precious Bland Accused Of Drowning Toddler, Stabbing Family Members Charged – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman from northwest Miami-Dade has been charged with drowning her toddler and stabbing several members of her family.
Police were called to Precious Bland’s home on NW 99th Street and NW 30th Avenue just before 9 p.m. on August 23
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Arriving police officers were met by Bland’s husband, who had stab wounds to his head and neck. He told them she had been excited all day and screamed repeatedly that Jesus was coming and we were all going to die of COVID.
According to him, Bland, 38, said everyone should be baptized in the bath immediately. She then held her 15-month-old daughter underwater until her arrest report indicated that she stopped responding.
The man said he tried to stop her but she stabbed him and her 16-year-old daughter. He said he ran out of the house with his four other children and called the police. The teenager also fled the house fearing for her life.
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Arriving police officers found Bland with what appeared to be self-inflicted stab wounds in the house. She was taken into custody and then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The couple’s 16-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the forearm, and her father were also taken to the Jackson Memorial. They were treated for their injuries and have since been released.
In the house, the officers found the toddler face down and unresponsive in the bathtub filled with bloody water. She was taken to Jackson Health North where she was pronounced dead.
On September 1, police said Bland confessed to what she did during questioning. She was arrested on September 2nd and turned over to Miami-Dade Corrections.
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Bland, 38, has been charged with second degree murder, attempted second degree murder, and aggravated child molestation with assault.