Mom Accused of Murdering Toddler

Jessica SmithCANNON BEACH, Ore. — A woman from Washington State is in jail, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter and critically wounding her teenager.

Police arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith on Sunday.

Her youngest daughter was found dead at a resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, on Friday.

Smith’s 13-year-old daughter was badly hurt; she was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police say smith was the only other person in the room when the two were attacked. As such, they say she’s their only suspect.

A preliminary autopsy found Smith’s toddler died as a result of homicide, though the cause of death is pending a toxicology report.

Smith’s teenage daughter is in stable condition at a hospital near Portland, where she is in protective custody.

Source: KOIN

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