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      Mother charged with hedge clipper attack

      A Massachusetts woman faces an attempted murder charge after she allegedly attacked her nine year old daughter with electric hedge trimmers.

      A Westwood woman is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly attacking her 9-year-old daughter with a set of electric hedge clippers.{}

      Police say both the woman and the girl were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Chief Jeff Silva says the girl's father stepped in to stop the attack reported at about 5 a.m. Monday. Another young child in the home was unharmed.{}

      Thirty-nine-year-old Maureen Mullin was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing at an arraignment on charges including of attempted murder, assault and battery on a child and mayhem at her hospital bedside on Monday. It was not clear who her lawyer was.{}

      Police did not say what sparked the situation.