A Massachusetts woman charged with stabbing her 2-year-old daughter over 100 times with scissors has pleaded not guilty.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Susan Johnson made the plea at her arraignment Wednesday in Worcester (WUH'-ster) Superior Court. She faces a variety of charges including armed assault with intent to murder and attempted murder. She was ordered held on $100,000 bail.
Prosecutors say the 39-year-old attacked the child in an apartment complex's laundry room in Gardner, about 70 miles northwest of Boston.
Authorities says she also tried to strangle the girl with a dryer's electrical cord.
Her lawyer says Johnson has a history of mental illness. She is scheduled back in court July 21.