DETROIT – A pregnant woman was charged Wednesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of her mother at a home on Detroit's west side.
Jaquatta Ann Coopwood, 31, of Detroit, is charged with second-degree murder.
The stabbing happened Sunday just before midnight on Appoline Street near Seven Mile Road and West Outer Drive.
Pandora Cameron, also known as Pandora Hassan, was stabbed in her chest just before midnight Sunday, police said. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was expected to survive. But suddenly, she went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead.
Neighbors said they often saw the daughter sitting outside, but they didn't know she was six months pregnant and bipolar, as she was described by officials.
The family is shattered by the incident, and neighbors believe it has something to do with the mother's desire for her daughter to move out of the home.
"For something like this to happen, it's shocking, and not only that, it's scary," neighbor Cecilia Peace said. "I didn't know she was pregnant. I didn't know she was the daughter. She was a young lady sitting in that white chair right there. I'm sorry that that happened, but you never know what's on people's minds."
The 31-year-old woman is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at the hospital.
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