Girl who survived domestic violence attack is recovering well, family says

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The five-year-old girl who survived a domestic violence attack that killed her mother is finally off life support and is recovering well, according to her family.

The five-year-old and her mother, Kassie Dewey, were attacked April 11, both being stabbed several times. Dewey died from her wounds, and her daughter was taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Authorities identified 41-year-old Joshua Phillips as the suspect, who currently faces second-degree murder and attempted murder charges.

In the last several weeks, the girl has been on life support, feeding tubes, IV and ventilator.

In a Facebook post Thursday, her uncle announced that she’s off all of those. Now, she’s Facetiming with her family, smiling, laughing and playing with her toys while she recovers.

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