A 13-year-old Texas girl has been charged with stabbing her friend, 14, to death during an argument over a sleepover.
Nylah Lightfoot of Fort Worth, Texas was stabbed in the chest and neck when she went to pick up her clothes from her friend’s home on Tuesday.
The victim’s mother Anntoinette Carter claims that the mother of the suspect stood by and watched the altercation between the two girls unfold, without stepping in.
She added that Nylah asked if the suspect could sleepover, to which Carter said no, according to The Star-Telegram.
Then the suspect asked Nylah to come over and retrieve clothes she had swapped with the teen.
Then the two got into an altercation at the Fort Worth apartment complex and things turned deadly.
Police responded to a call around 3:30am early Tuesday morning.
The little girl was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for her neck and chest wounds where she was pronounced dead, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says.
The 13-year-old suspect, who has not been named due to her age, was arrested Wednesday according to Fort Worth Police spokesman Bradley Perez.
She is held in custody pending trial in the killing of Nylah, as ordered by State District Judge Timothy Menikos.
She wore handcuffs as she made her initial appearance before a judge on Thursday, according to Fox4.
‘Now I’m daughterless. And my heart feels like it’s just been ripped out and stomped on,’ Carter said.
Nylah’s grandfather Dwight Roberts said he wants justice for her premature death.
‘This is just a wake-up call for everybody. Not only my grandkids but other kids. When your parents tell you not to do something, don’t do it. Just wait. Live another day,’ he said.