Police: Ishpeming Mother Stabs Daughter

An Ishpeming girl is hospitalized tonight and her mother is facing a charge of attempted murder.

Ishpeming Police say 35-year-old Merja Karita Lehto stabbed her 11-year old daughter just after 11:30 last night, on the 400 block of Oak Street.

The girl was taken to Marquette General.

Because of her age, her condition is not being released, but police say it appears she’ll make a full recovery.

Lehto has been arraigned on an attempted murder charge.

She’s in the Marquette County Jail on a million dollars bond, and her next court appearance is January 21st.

Police say there’s no evidence of alcohol or other substance use, and in terms of service calls, they say the home is normally quiet.