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Woman Held In Killing Of Her Toddler At A Resort In Oregon

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By Paul Johnson

Portland, Oregon (CNN) - A woman from Washington state is in jail -- accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter, and critically wounding her teenager.
Police arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith on Sunday.
Her youngest daughter was found dead at a resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, on Friday.
Smith's 13-year-old daughter was badly hurt; she was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police say smith was the only other person in the room when the two were attacked.
As such, they say she's their only suspect.
A preliminary autopsy found smith's toddler died as a result of homicide -- though the cause of death is pending a toxicology report.
Smith's teenage daughter is in stable condition at a hospital near Portland, where she is in protective custody.


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