Tags: mundelein | murder | girl | charged | stabbing

Mundelein Murder: 14-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Stabbed Sister 40 Times

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 03:28 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Prosecutors in Mundelein, Ill., have charged a 14-year-old girl with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old half-sister, who was stabbed more than 40 times allegedly for not being appreciative of the older girl doing her chores, CNN reported.

The names of the two girls have not been released.

“This incident is a heartbreaking tragedy that defies understanding,” Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz said at a news conference, CNN reported. “I am asking the Chicagoland area, please pray for us. Pray, first of all, for the family that has been devastated by this.”

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Police initially got a 911 call Tuesday from the 14-year-old saying that an intruder had come into the girls’ home and attacked her sister, WLS-TV reported.

The girls lived in the home with their mother, who was not home at the time. The TV station talked with neighbors who said the girls seemed to be close to each other.

“Seemingly close. They would always be together. The older one would be taking care of the younger one, and vice versa,” Mary Ann Gryder told WLS.

The 14-year-old’s mother was in court with her daughter Wednesday. The 14-year-old was visibly upset, although she was described her as “calm and composed” too. WLS reported the girl told the court she woke up and stayed in bed about 15 minutes thinking about what she was going to do. She then said she went downstairs and got the knife and then went to her half-sister’s bedroom and began stabbing her.

The medical examiner testified that the 11-year-old had defensive wounds on her hands and arms where she tried to grab the knife.

The 14-year-old had taken a shower before calling the police, WLS reported.

Colleen Cicchetti, a Lurie Children’s Hospital psychiatrist, told WLS, “It was probably pure rage. We don’t know for sure but for anyone, even a stranger, to hurt someone that repeatedly is unusual. I don’t think we can know all [of] what drove it.”

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Senator Brandon Smith Wants Out of DUI With Immunity Law

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 19:20 PM

Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith, arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge, is making an effort to get the charge . . .

School Bus Pentagram? Woman Outraged Over Satanic Brake Light Symbol

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:53 PM

A Tennessee woman is outraged after spotting what she says is a satanic pentagram formed by the brake lights on a school . . .

Rapper Tiny Doo May Face Long Jail Sentence Over Lyrics

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:10 PM

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his violent song lyrics under a little-known  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved