A 37-year-old Fayette County woman was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed a woman several times last Thursday.

Andy Hamlin, the district attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit of Alabama who prosecutes crimes in Fayette, Pickens and Lamar Counties, said the arrest followed a incident on Fayette County Road 49 last week.

Hamlin said investigators believe the suspect, 37-year-old Mary Jennifer Edwards, stabbed another woman and struck her in the head with a "deadly weapon or dangerous implement."

The victim was hospitalized with multiple injuries and reported the attack last Friday, November 13th.

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Edwards was arrested early this week and charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault.

She was placed in the Fayette County Jail, where she remained late Thursday night.

Hamlin said no additional details could be released as the case remains under investigation.

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