Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

A 28-year-old woman stabbed her 11-year-old daughter to death Sunday because she thought the girl was having sex with men, according to an arrest affidavit.

Rosa Rivera, 28, was arrested at around 11am on Sunday outside Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando, where she arrived with the lifeless body of her child, Aleyda Rivera, in the passenger seat of her vehicle. Authorities say they found 15 stab wounds on Aleyda's back, along with a defensive wound to her right arm.

She was detained by security after wielding a knife soaked with blood, The Sentinel reported. The child denied it, according to investigators, and Alcides River then stabbed the girl while in the auto.

While being interviewed by detectives, Rivera reportedly said that a man named David "Gump" Harris stabbed her daughter and fled on foot.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the mother brought her "dead daughter" to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. However, after being confronted with witness testimony, police said that Rivera admitted to killing her daughter to prevent her from having sexual relationships with men.

Police say Rivera first pounded on the door of a home at 7:30 am and accused a man there of having sex with her daughter. Officials said Rivera then harmed herself, resulting in cuts near her wrist, before she arrived at the hospital, reports WKMG.

Rivera said she believed her daughter was sexually active because she began to smile "different".

PEOPLE obtained a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's office confirming the allegations against Rosa Rivera.

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