A 13-year-old Texas girl has been arrested for fatally stabbing a former friend at an end-of-the-year sleepover.
On Tuesday morning, Nylah Lightfoot, 14, was stabbed in the neck and chest at an apartment complex in South Fort Worth. According to family members, Nylah was spending the night at the suspect’s apartment when the two got into an argument. The teen suspect then pulled out a knife and stabbed Nylah several times, reported Fox 4.
Nylah was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The suspect, who has not been identified by Fort Worth police because she is a minor, appeared before a judge on Thursday. The judge ruled the 13-year-old would not be released to her parents and she will stay in juvenile detention.
Nylah’s mother, Anntoinette Carter, told Fox 4 that her daughter and the suspect were friends who recently had a falling out. When the 13-year-old asked Nylah to spend the night, Carter initially said no, but the friend insisted Nylah come over and get clothes she'd left at the suspect's apartment.
“My baby was the sweetest little girl here. She didn't bother nobody,” Carter told Fox 4. “ She made straight As. She was friends with everybody."
Carter also claimed an adult was supervising the fight between the teens but did nothing to intervene.
“She whooped you. You should have accepted it,” the mother added. “No, you had to go back in the house and get a knife and stab and kill my baby. Now, I'm daughterless. My heart feels like it's been ripped out and stomped on."
The attorney for the 13-year-old told reporters this case will eventually have to go to a grand jury as part of the legal process.
According to the Crowley Independent School District, Nylah had just completed eighth grade at H.F. Stevens Middle School. Classes ended Friday for summer vacation.
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