POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 1:44pm
Oregon mother accused of stabbing 2-year-old to death and severely wounding teen will remain in jail. Mark Hanrahan reports.
(KGW) An Oregon mother involved in a volatile divorce and accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter and critically injuring her teen the day she was to turn them over to their father was in court Monday.
Jessica Smith sat with a blank stare on her face as she was formally charged with aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder. She appeared disheveled, did not speak, and wore a yellow jail-issued jumpsuit.
Last Friday, a hotel housekeeper found the Smiths' 2-year-old daughter Isabella dead inside a room at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach. The couple's 13-year-old daughter was also in the room, suffering from critical slashing wounds, but alive, police said.
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