Porche Wright, 27, was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail this weekend. She's facing felony child abuse and attempted murder charges.
The Sacramento Police Department was called to a home on El Camino Avenue and Cantalier street Saturday afternoon.
Neighbors say the young mother lit her 7-year-old daughter on fire.
"She put gas on her and put a match on her," said neighbor Mike Davis.
Two days later, many who live nearby are still disturbed by what they heard and what they saw.
"She was burned so bad, face and everything, it was really really severe," said neighbor Frank Taylor.
Police say the child is expected to recover but was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
While neighbors are surprised, some say Wright was often seen yelling at her daughter.
"People are saying that she wasn't really a good mom, that she was really always on her verbally abusing them," (sic) Taylor said.
Wright has a criminal past dating back to 2007. She's been charged with prostitution, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
Now she's facing something more serious: attempting to murder her own child.
Wright is expected to be in court Tuesday afternoon.
She's being held without bail.