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Nov 4, 2012 3:30 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

CA mom suspected of trying to murder daughter

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) - A California mother is expected to make her first court appearance Monday after she allegedly tried to kill her 8-year-old daughter on Halloween.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (http://bit.ly/VLUH2h) reports that 31-year-old Stephanie Irene Aguilar of Rancho Cucamonga was arrested and booked Thursday for investigation of attempted murder, corporal injury on a child and obstructing a police officer. She is being held on $1 million bail.

Montclair police said Aguilar and her daughter were in a SUV last week when the mother slammed the vehicle into the back of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10.

Police said witnesses told dispatchers Aguilar punched her injured daughter and slammed the girl's head into the SUV console. Aguilar then allegedly attacked a responding CHP officer.

A motive for the attacks has not been released.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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