ANCHORAGE -

The mother accused of attempting to kill her 3-year-old son while staying at the Safe Harbor Inn has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and assault.

On April 8, 40-year-old Tracia Hetty Jordan-Sainte was found walking around outside of the transitional housing facility covered in blood and topless, asking nearby passersby for assistance killing her. Anchorage police were informed moments later.

Upon arrival police soon discovered Jordan-Sainte’s son lying on the floor of the room he and his mother had been staying in. The son was covered with blood that came from a laceration that ran across the length of the front of his neck.

Jordan-Sainte explained she believed she had fatally stabbed her child, and she wanted to die, according to charging documents. The child reported his mother had stabbed him in the neck with a pair of scissors, according to the indictment.

The child underwent emergency surgery to treat the injury and is currently recovering. He is in the custody of the Office of Children’s Services.

Jordan-Sainte faces charges of attempted murder in the first degree and one count of assault in the first degree, according to the indictment. She faces a sentence of up to 99 years in prison if convicted. She is currently being held at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.

Presiding Judge Michael Wolverton recently ordered a competency hearing for Jordan-Sainte as well as a psychiatric examination.