Family: Young Teen Killed Sister Over Laundry

Justice Toliver had reportedly bleached her brother's clothes

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 24, 2014 7:24 AM CST
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(Newser) – A 14-year-old girl allegedly stabbed her younger half-sister to death on Tuesday, telling the 11-year-old she was ungrateful for the older girl's housework as she did so—and shockingly, it's not the only alleged chore-related teen murder of the week. A 17-year-old girl was shot to death in Oakland around noon yesterday, and a family member told KTVU that her younger brother pulled the trigger, and that his motive was laundry. Police have thus far only described the shooter as a relative. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the boy is 13; KTVU has his age at 14.

A family friend says Justice Toliver and her brother had been "really feuding" lately, and that the ultimately fatal fight was over the fact that Justice bleached her brother's clothes "the other day." The Chronicle reports Justice had a 3-year-old daughter. "All she did was go to work, take care of her baby and look after our grandmother," added a cousin. As of last night, the younger teen was still being sought by police, reports CBS San Francisco.

A stock image of laundry.
A stock image of laundry.   (Shutterstock)
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