Porche Wright was arrested for felony child abuse and attempted murder. Neighbors say the young mother lit her seven-year-old daughter on fire.
The Sacramento Police Department was called to a home Saturday afternoon.
“She put gas on her and put a match on her,” said neighbor Mike Davis. “She was burned so bad, face and everything, it was really really severe,” said neighbor Frank Taylor.
Police say the child is expected to recover but was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
“People are saying that she wasn’t really a good mom, that she was really always on her verbally abusing them,” (sic) Taylor said.
Wright has a criminal past dating back to 2007. She’s been charged with prostitution, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.