Police: Little Girl Has 100 Wounds, Mom Stabbed Her With Scissors

Police say a Massachusetts woman has been charged with using a pair of scissors to inflict 100 wounds on her 2-year-old daughter.

Her lawyer says his client believed she was being stalked by a cult.

Susan Johnson can be heard saying "Die! Die!" on a 911 call made by a security guard who subdued the woman in a laundry room at a Gardner apartment building Wednesday night.

Police say the 38-year-old Johnson also used an electrical cord to try and strangle the toddler. Many of the wounds were superficial. The girl was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Police say Johnson did not live in the apartment building.

Her lawyer, Peter Binder, says Johnson is paranoid. She was ordered to undergo a competency hearing at her arraignment Thursday.


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  • by Lee Location: Newport on Apr 8, 2009 at 02:12 AM
    She isnt sick, she is evil. The only cure for her is bullet in the head.
  • by momof1 on Apr 7, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    Sick, that's all I can muster for this one.
  • by P Location: kinston on Apr 7, 2009 at 01:27 PM
    This story is a prime example of why some people shouldn't have kids. I hope this child is not scarred forever from this horrific thing her mother did.
  • by concerned # 2 Location: Williamston on Apr 7, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    I can only pray that this dont hunt this little girl for the rest of her life.The mother is sick she needs help, but she also needs to be locked up.
  • by Sue Location: Greenville on Apr 6, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    Lock this crazy freak up and put this child in a safe environment. This poor little girl will have long lasting effects at the hands of her own mother.....supposedly her protector.
  • by Concerned Location: Ahoskie on Apr 6, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    This woman should lose custody of her daughter permantley! Shes a sick woman and doesnt need to be around a child or anyone for that matter. Lock her up and throw away the key!!!
  • by Dani Location: Greenville, NC on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:15 PM
    This is horrifying. My prayers are with this little girl. How can one's own mother do this? It's mystery, and something I will never understand.
  • by mom of 3 Location: nc on Apr 6, 2009 at 08:56 AM
    I don't care if she's paranoid or crazy.Wrong is Wrong.This is just MEAN.They should lock her up and throw away the key. She'll be ANOTHER one that the system says in mentally challenged. If she can do this to her own child then she can go to prison.
  • by my oh my Location: nc on Apr 6, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    I just hope she don't go to court and they let her off because she's claims to be "mental". I get so tired of people getting off because they cry mental. They are just plain mean and dont need to be free to do anything. Lock her up!! We need to start standing up for these kids that are being abused, not just sending the abuser to some rehab for a while, then letting them out. This is just so sad. We as parents are suppose to protect our kids, if we dont who will? No wounder our kids are growing up confussed and dont know what to do!!! This is just crazy! If you cant love and protect your kid, then get fixed or keep your legs closed!
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 6, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    Why don't they go ahead and lock up the parents. When she goes to court it will be their fault. You really don't think she will accept responsibility. Poor thing, she was abused by her parents so now she has to go to jail. Its a crying shame that all the people who want to adopt a child are put under a microscope and refused and yet someone like this is allowed to have childern.
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