6-year-old Florida Girl is Stabbed to Death by Mother Whose Parental Rights Had Been Terminated

Atarah PHOTO: GO FUND ME

A Florida mother is accused of stabbing her 6-year-old daughter to death.

Purkanah Mayo, 36, is being held without bond on a single second-degree murder count, stemming from the August 19 killing of the Arlington girl.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirms the allegations against Mayo, but did not name the defendant’s daughter as the victim.

A GoFundMe campaign launched to help cover the girl’s impending funeral costs identifies the 6-year-old as Atarah, but does not give her last name.

On the site, Atarah is described as a “bright young girl with a contagious smile and a huge heart.”

Mayo appeared before a judge on Saturday, but did not enter a plea to the charge against her.

She’s due back in court on Sept. 21.

According to News4Jax, Atarah was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife.

Afterwards, Mayo allegedly stabbed herself with the same knife.

Purkanah Mayo PHOTO: JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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SOURCE: People, Chris Harris