After fatally stabbing her 9-year-old brother, a 12-year-old girl was being held in a juvenile facility, according to the police.
Tulsa police said in a statement issued on Friday that the stabbing was reported shortly before midnight on Thursday at a property in the St. Thomas Square neighborhood south of the city’s center.
The 12-year-old girl told the parent she had stabbed her 9-year-old brother while the parent was sound sleeping upstairs, according to the Tulsa Police Department.
Before the youngster was transported to a hospital, city firefighters and EMTs from a contracted ambulance service performed CPR, according to the department.
Prior to passing away from his injuries at about 2:30 am on Saturday, he underwent surgery, according to police.
According to police reports, the girl was taken into custody at the Family Center for Juvenile Justice in Tulsa and remained there at least until Friday. She was being held on unknown charges, and the claimed attack’s motivation has not been made public.
Given her young age, the child’s name was being withheld, so it wasn’t known if she had legal representation. Requests for a response from the Tulsa County Public Defenders Juvenile Division were not immediately fulfilled.
She may be detained for five business days in accordance with Oklahoma law while a petition detailing potential accusations is filed.
State law allows exceptions in circumstances of extreme, felony-equivalent allegations when the child may be a harm to the community or themselves. Children 12 and under are not allowed to be kept.
According to Oklahoma law, a kid must be 13 years old or older to face adult criminal charges for felony murder.
The matter was being looked investigated by the Child Crisis Unit of the Tulsa Police Department.