Mother accused of trying to suffocate baby

Mother accused of trying to suffocate baby

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) - A Michigan woman is charged with attempted murder after deputies say she took her infant daughter to

in Sandusky and tried to suffocate her.

Erie County deputies say Ruth G. Smith, 34, called 9-1-1 Friday afternoon and told dispatchers she was attempting to kill her daughter.

The report states that Smith admitted to driving the infant to Kalahari with the intention to kill her.

When deputies arrived, the child was in her car seat in the back seat of Smith's vehicle.

Officers say she appeared to be in good health, but was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center to be checked out.

Smith was arrested and booked into the Erie County Jail and is being held without bond until her arraignment early next week.

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