LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Armed with steel baseball bats and knives, police say 36-year-old Tiffany Barbee brutally attacked an 18-year-old girl on Wednesday in the Park Duvalle neighborhood.
On Friday morning, Barbee appeared before a Jefferson County judge as the victim's mother listened closely from the next room.
“It's all just disturbing,” said Cynthia Davis, the mother of the victim.
Davis says her daughter was chased down by Barbee and Barbee’s kids on South 30th Street.
Davis says the group cornered her daughter then beat and stabbed her seven times, then left her on the ground.
“It was scary, she was hoping and saying that she didn't want to die, she was stabbed multiple times all throughout her body, including the side of her temple,” said Davis.
Davis says someone found her daughter and called for help. She was taken to University Hospital where Davis saw her injuries for the first time.
“I just cried, my heart was ripped it was just crazy,” said Davis.
The victim is home now and recovering but Davis says her injuries are both physical and psychological. She says her daughter and Barbee's children were friends from the neighborhood.
She says she can't understand how another mother could act so violently but says she plans to follow the case as it moves through the system.
“I want to see something out of it,” said Davis.
Barbee's attorney told the judge there was a lot of back and forth leading up to the altercation.
Barbee is charged with assault and terrorist threatening. She is being held at Metro Corrections on $25,000 cash bond and is expected back in court on February 27.