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Helen Marie Newsome charged with attempted murder of boy in Landover, Md.

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LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police say they have arrested a woman who broke into a home in Landover and attempted to kill a child.

According to police, 26-year-old Helen Marie Newsome of Landover broke into a home in the 6700 block of Munsey Street in Landover on Saturday morning. They say she walked into a bedroom where a young boy was sleeping, grabbed a pillow and place it over the boy's face. Police say Newsome then began striking him in the head with a weapon.

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Police say the boy received head injuries but was able to escape and run outside to a neighbor's home for help.

The boy was taken to the hospital, treated, and released, say police.

Police tell us that Newsome had been in a romantic relationship with the boy's father.

Newsome was arrested at her home later on Saturday. Police say she admitted she committed the assault.

Newsome is charged with first degree attempted murder, and is being held on a $500,000 bond, say police.

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