Girl, 14, Sets Alarm, Wakes, Stabs Sister 30 Times
Girl told victim she was ungrateful as she stabbed: police
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2014 11:05 AM CST
A police officer is seen outside a home in Mundelein, Ill., Wednesday, where an 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Paul Valade)

(Newser) – A shocking story out of a Chicago suburb: Prosecutors say a 14-year-old girl set her alarm for 7:50am Tuesday, woke up, and went downstairs to the kitchen as any normal teenager might do. Except that in this case, police say the girl grabbed a 4-inch long knife, went back upstairs, and stabbed her sleeping 11-year-old half-sister to death—more than 30 times in the neck, chest, and hands, NBC News and the Chicago Sun Times report. Her apparent motive is perhaps even more shocking: With every stab, prosecutors say she told the victim the younger girl was ungrateful for the older girl's housework; the victim had also punched her sister the night before, authorities say.

They allege the 14-year-old then showered to wash off the blood before calling 911, telling police a Hispanic male intruder had entered the home the girls shared with their mother—who wasn't home at the time—and did the deed, CNN reports. That led to the lockdown of three nearby schools before the girl's story unraveled. When detectives pointed to strands of hair tying her to the crime, police say she admitted to it, adding that she had contemplated the killing the night before. The girl now faces first-degree murder charges in juvenile court; a decision on whether to move the case to adult court will be made in a few weeks.

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Mar 3, 2014 9:38 PM CST
Shocking? not anymore that's the sad part. Thanks to the liberals this country is a hellhole on its way to hell.
Feb 20, 2014 10:09 PM CST
why do people do this
Tom M Jr Parker
Feb 4, 2014 7:43 PM CST
I think we should ban all knives. If we didn't have knives no one would get hurt. Oh I'm sorry it was guns that we're killing people. Maybe it was obama or Bush because he was in office when this girl was getting trained right from wrong. This is basically a sick world we live in.