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In a case that shocked the community of St. Thomas Square south of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, A 12-year-old girl was detained at a juvenile facility after fatally stabbing her 9-year-old brother.
According to police, officers learned the boys’ parents were sleeping upstairs when the 12-year-old daughter woke them up and told them she had stabbed her 9-year-old brother.
Arriving at the place, emergency teams attempted to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the child was rushed to a hospital, the department said.
The least underwent surgery before succumbing to his injuries.
The girl was detained at the Tulsa Juvenile Justice Family Center.. The charges that led to his arrest were not available and the motive for the alleged attack has not been revealed.
It was not clear if the girl, whose name was withheld because of her age, obtained a lawyer for the case.
Under Oklahoma law, she can be detained for five business days until a petition is filed outlining possible charges.
Children under the age of 12 are prohibited from being retainedbut state law makes exceptions in cases of egregious charges amounting to felonies where the child may be a risk to the community or to himself.
Oklahoma law draws the line at age 13 by allowing a child that age or older to be prosecuted as an adult on murder charges for serious crimes.
The Tulsa Police Department’s Children’s Crisis Unit was in charge of investigating the case.
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