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Mom accused of killing daughter to be arraigned

In this Friday, July 29, 2014 photo, people walk by a memorial at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Ore. On Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, police said a 13-year-old girl will survive after she was found seriously injured in a room of the coastal Oregon resort where her 2-year-old sister was found dead on Friday.

In this Friday, July 29, 2014 photo, people walk by a memorial at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Ore. On Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, police said a 13-year-old girl will survive after she was found seriously injured in a room of the coastal Oregon resort where her 2-year-old sister was found dead on Friday. AP Photo/The Oregonian, Faith Cathcart

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This image provided by Cannon Beach Wash. Police Department shows an undated photo of Jessica Smith, 40. A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday,Aug. 1, 2014 and police were searching for their mother. Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said Smith, 40, of Goldendale, Washington, is a person of interest in the case.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter at an Oregon coastal inn goes to court Monday.

Authorities arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith of Goldendale, Washington, on Sunday in the woods east of Cannon Beach. She's accused of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder.

On Friday, a housekeeper found Smith's 2-year-old daughter dead in a room at a Cannon Beach resort. Authorities said Smith's 13-year-old daughter was badly cut, but is expected to recover.

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis (mahr-kee) says Smith's arraignment is scheduled for Monday afternoon. He says she'll appear by a video feed from jail and is not expected to enter a plea.

He says a defense lawyer may be appointed, and the county grand jury is expected to hear the case this week.

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