13-year-old Mississippi boy accused of stabbing sister could be prosecuted as adult
A 13-year-old boy in north Mississippi could be charged as an adult after he stabbed his 10-year-old sister.
Batesville police told WREG-TV that the attack happened Thursday in the family’s apartment.
The boy was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and taken to a juvenile detention center. The girl was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, with multiple stab wounds.
Police said the decision on how to charge the boy will depend on what they learn in the investigation.
A neighbor said she heard the girl’s screams as she was arriving home from work.
“I just heard her screaming and screaming and I know it was a little child and I looked down there and was just started screaming and screaming,” Annette Tribble said.
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