Additional details have been released after the startling news report that surfaced yesterday about a 14-year-old Chicago girl who brutally stabbed her 11-year-old half-sister 40 times in the neck, chest, and arms. The older girl, who was home alone with her sibling at the time and killed her in her bedroom, initially told police that a Hispanic male broke into their home, attacked her sister, and then took off. As a result of her report, three schools in the area were placed on lockdown that same morning. After further questioning, in which cops told the girl strands of her hair were found at the scene of the crime, the teen admitted what she did -- and why she did it. She says her sister was ungrateful and she didn't feel "appreciated" for all that she did for her.
So we have a motive. Big deal. This needless tragedy still makes zero sense. The girl, who is being charged with first-degree murder, told cops she cooked for her sister and did other chores around the house and that she was angry because the 11-year-old didn't appreciate all she did and had hit her.
Anyone who has a sibling can, of course, relate to how she feels or how the younger sister acted. These details still don't take us inside of the girl's head to really examine what made her snap.
She also confessed that she thought about killing the girl for 10 to 15 minutes before going to her kitchen to grab a knife. After she killed her, she took a shower and then called police and made up that story about the intruder.
I know she's just a kid, but discovering that the first thing she thought of doing after killing her sibling was to take a shower sends chills up my spine.
I have a difficult time thinking any child is naturally evil. My first thought was, I wonder if she has a mental problem that has not been detected. There is no indication that she has other issues -- and still no statement from her mother -- so it seems only fair that she is being held fully accountable for her horrific actions.
What do you think about the girl's motive for killing her little sister and the additional details that have been released?
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