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Ohio Woman Faces Charge of Attempted Murder in Iowa
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) An Ohio woman has been arrested on Iowa charges that she tried to kill her baby.
The Centerville Police Department says 23-year-old Kristina Kennedy-Maroney, of Hicksville, Ohio, was arrested on Wednesday. Kennedy-Maroney is in the Appanoose County jail, facing two counts of attempted murder and two counts of child endangerment.
Police say Kennedy-Maroney tried to kill her 5- to 6-month-old child twice in September 2009 when she was living in Centerville. The Centerville police say Kennedy-Maroney told a Hicksville detective that she held the child's face under water in an apartment bathtub for about three seconds. She says that on a separate occasion she held a pillow over the child's face for about 10 seconds.
Court records don't list the name of her attorney.