Teen girl critically injured in machete attack; Pinson mother charged with attempted murder


Corina D’Andrea (Jefferson County Jail)

Posted by AL.COM Written By Carol Robinson | [email protected]

A mother is behind bars and her teen daughter severely injured following a machete attack in Pinson.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched about 2:45 p.m. Monday to a home in the 4400 block of Woodland Hills.

Once on the scene, they found the 18-year-old victim suffering from severe wounds to her arms, hands and skull. Sheriff’s Capt. David Agee said her hand was almost severed. The victim, Agee said, said her mother assaulted her with a machete.

The victim was taken to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center. The mother – 49-year -old Corina D’Andrea – was taken into custody. She is charged with first-degree domestic violence and attempted murder.

Corina is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $30,000 bond.

Agee said the victim is in critical but stable condition. The assault appeared to be over money that D’Andrea believed her daughter had taken from her.

“It shouldn’t have resulted in this level of violence,’’ Agee said. “I know we’ve got some great doctors at UAB and I hope they’ll be able to help this poor girl.”