A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing her little sister in their Chicago home on Tuesday morning.
The 11-year-old victim, who not been named, had more than 30 stab wounds across her neck, chest and arms, and three slashes to her face.
The teenage suspect initially claimed a stranger had broken in, but she allegedly confessed after police revealed they had found a strand of the killer’s hair in the victim’s hand.
At a hearing today, the girls’ mother wept as prosecutors claimed that the older girl had set her alarm early and made her attack while her little sister was still in bed in their Mundelein home.
Using a kitchen knife, the teenager is said to have stabbed her half-sister 39 times while yelling that the younger girl didn’t appreciate everything that she did for her.
The older girl said she had made dinner six times that week and that her sister made her mad after hitting her the night before, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Their mother was out of the home at the time of the attack, which happened at about 7.50am.
Wearing a gray prison shirt, the girl sat stone-faced during the hearing and left quickly when it was over, as her mother sat at the same table, but without looking at her, the Chicago Tribune reported.