6 YEAR OLD ADRIANNA HARMON WAS STABBED BY HER MOTHER, TASHA HARMON, AFTER “SPIRITUAL CLEANSING” – UPDATED 09.11.2013 – CCA0056

6 YEAR OLD ADRIANNA HARMON WAS STABBED BY HER MOTHER, TASHA HARMON, AFTER “SPIRITUAL CLEANSING”

Adrianna and Tasha Harmon

Adrianna and Tasha Harmon

August 13, 2012 is a date which a 6 year old Wisconsin girl will not soon forget, as it was the day that her mother, Tasha Harmon, entered her room while she was sleeping and proceeded to repeatedly stab the little girl, Adrianna, with a 7 inch long steak knife.

Police were called to the home after Harmon had stabbed herself then ran to a neighbors house announcing that she attempted to kill herself and her daughter.  The neighbor immediately ran to Harmon’s apartment where she found Adrianna covered in blood.  Adrianna had significant injuries with deep puncture wounds to her chest and back, resulting in a collapsed lung.  It was at this point that the neighbor phoned law enforcement, and 911 operators instructed her to apply pressure with clean towels to the wounds to help stop the little girl’s bleeding.  Thankfully, with the quick action of the neighbor, authorities and medical staff, doctors were able to save Adrianna from her potentially fatal wounds.

Tasha Harmon

Tasha Harmon

When law enforcement arrived in the scene, Adrianna told one of the officers that “Mommy tried to kill me.”  And when asked by an officer how she was doing, Adrianna replied “I am not doing so good.”  Harmon echoed the statements telling officers, “I went crazy, tried to kill my daughter and myself.”  Harmon was taken to the hospital for treatment for her self-inflicted wounds to her chest and throat.  Once treated for her injuries, Harmon was placed under arrest and taken to jail on charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide and held on a $500,000.00 cash bail.

Harmon does have a criminal record that includes bail jumping, reckless endangerment from 2007, several misdemeanors and writing bad checks, however she has no charges relating to domestic violence or any involving her daughter.

Tasha Harmon

Tasha Harmon

When Harmon finally began talking to authorities, what she told them was disturbing.  She told police she heard voices and conducted a “spiritual cleansing” before she attacked her daughter.  She claimed she heard a loud breathing coming from underneath Adrianna’s bed.  She then brought her daughter into the room to “worship” when she felt “God leading me all over the house, to clean the house”.  She turned off all of the lights, and when her daughter became scared, Harmon started screaming “Jesus is my savior” and “Get out, In Jesus’ name.”  She then said she “didn’t know if it was Jesus screaming or the demons.”  It was after this that she went and retrieved the knife and began stabbing her daughter, but she states the voices kept telling her “it was not deep enough”.  At that heart breaking moment, Adrianna woke up and in shock told her mother “I need a band-aid.”

Tasha Harmon was evaluated and determined that she did have a psychotic disorder at the time of the crime.  She pled guilty to the charges against her and was sentenced to spend up to 40 years in a mental institution.

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~ by LTWH on March 21, 2013.

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