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Beckley, W.Va (WVVA)-  A mother and her roommate are charged with attempted murder and child abuse of her 6-year-old daughter.

In September the child was rushed to Raleigh General Hospital after she stopping breathing.  She only weighed 18 lbs.  Doctors and nurses told police the child was so small they weighed her in an infant scale.  Her core temperature was 80 degrees and she had a blood sugar level of two.  According to Child Protective Services, the child also had large bruises on her face and a large pressure sore on her lower back from being strapped in a car seat.  According to reports, the women would strap the child in the uncovered car seat with zip ties inside the home over night.

On October 26th, Beckley Police went to the home off of Johnstown Rd. in Beckley and arrested the mother, 41-year-old Sabrina Smith and her roommate, 30-year-old Amanda Wills.

Both are facing 3 felony charges including attempted murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by refusal and failure to supply necessities, child abuse with substantial injury and child neglect with substantial risk of death.

Smith and Wills are being held at Southern Regional Jail, both on a half-million dollar bond.

The child is currently in CPS.  Five other siblings were living in the home at the time as well.  Police say none of those children were abused.  All 5 children were also taken from the home and placed in CPS.

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