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Peoria mother charged with attempted murder of child

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A 21-year-old Peoria woman is charged with attempting to murder her child earlier this week.

Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Fantasia Watson is charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated domestic battery in connection with the Tuesday incident. The Peoria Journal Star reports Watson attempted to smother her baby with a pillow. 25 News could not independently confirm that detail on Friday afternoon. 

Brady would only say the incident happened in Peoria County. The newspaper reports the incident happened at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, but a UnityPoint spokesman said he could not comment.

Bond for Watson is set at $200,000. She is set back in court on May 18 for a preliminary hearing. 

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