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August 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

No bail for mother accused of killing daughter, 2

PORTLAND (AP) — A Washington woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a Oregon coast resort said nothing and frequently looked down during her first court appearance Monday.

The Daily Astorian reports 40-year-old Jessica Smith of Klickitat County, appeared in court via a video link from the Clatsop County Jail after being arrested late Sunday.

Authorities began looking for her Friday after a housekeeper at the resort found Smith’s toddler dead in a room. Police say the older daughter was badly cut and taken to a Portland hospital for surgery. She is expected to recover.

Smith was silent at her arraignment and looked down during most of her time on screen. She did not enter a plea and is being held without bail.

Her lawyer, William Falls, declined to comment.

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