Florida mom arrested after pulling up to hospital with dead daughter

Rose Alcides Rivera was charged with first-degree murder in her 11-year-old's death.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a woman pulled up to a hospital in Orlando asking for help for her 11-year-old daughter, but she was already dead from multiple stab wounds.

Then, they say she pulled a knife on hospital workers.

Officials say 28-year-old Rose Alcides Rivera was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Aleyda Rivera.

Hospital workers told investigators the mother became “argumentative” with hospital staff before producing a knife. Hospital security detained her.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Winnie Palmer Hospital was briefly locked down and the main entrance remained closed during the incident.

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Officials are trying to determine when and where the child was killed.

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