According to the girl’s mother, April, her 12-year-old daughter, who was not identified due to her age, will probably spend few years in a juvenile facility before being released home. The young girl reportedly stabbed her 9-year-old brother, Zendar, to death. It continues to remain unclear why the girl stabbed her brother to death. The 12-year-old girl will probably won’t spend a day in jail under a unique state law that spares children under the age of 13 of being charged as adults, prosecutors said.
The unfortunate incident occurred earlier this year, The Mirror reports. During an interview with investigators, the mother said that she was in their family home and came rushing into her son’s room to screams where she came upon blood seeping through the boy’s bedsheets. He had been trying to sleep when his sister came downstairs and attacked him. Her daughter reportedly cried and screamed: “I’m so sorry, I don’t know what happened. It’s some demonic s**t.”
The mother told investigators that she believes medication may have played a role in the tragedy. Prosecutors also said that her mother has not made public what that medication was. If she is found guilty or stipulates, she will likely be sentenced to time in a juvenile facility. Her sentence according to officials will be focused on rehabilitation. A fundraising page organized by family friends described April’s daughter as a well behaved child with no prior history of behavioral problems.
Told the girl’s mother at the time, ‘I’m very supportive of her and love her very much. They were good kids… they were raised as God fearing children and never had behavioral issues until she was put back on a medication she was off for over a year,’ she said. She did not specify what type of medication the girl was taking but said, ‘no it wasn’t psych meds’.