Two sisters aged 12 and 14 have been accused of fatally stabbing and shooting their mother in southwest Mississippi.
Pike County police say relatives found 32-year-old Ericka Hall lying drenched in blood by the family’s mobile home in Magnolia just before midnight on Friday.
She had been stabbed multiple times and shot once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun inside the home before staggering outside.
‘She was stabbed in the back. The knife was still in her back,’ Robin Coney, the victim’s aunt, told WLBT.
‘The girls, when I drove up, they were like: “Tee Tee we didn’t do this.” And I was like: “OK, if y’all didn’t do it, where were y’all when the people that was doing it did it?”‘
Sheriff Kenny Cotton said deputies and paramedics tried to resuscitate Hall but were unsuccessful.
‘They found out the daughters — two teenagers, juveniles — allegedly did it,’ Cotton said.
The 14-year-old daughter, Amariyona Hall, has been charged with murder as an adult and is being held on $150,000 bond.
The 12-year-old, who is not been named because she is a minor, is being held at Adams County Juvenile Detention Center in Natchez.
Both girls will receive mental evaluations, authorities say. It wasn’t immediately clear whether either has a lawyer.