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Girl,12, Accused of Strangling Sister, 9 (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 11:55 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) A dispute over a hamburger, caused a young 12 year old to choke her 9 year old sister to death. It is not yet determined if she will be tried as a juvenile, or, as an adult.
— A 12-year-old girl has been charged with murder under juvenile law for allegedly killing her 9-year-old sister, apparently in a dispute over a hamburger

A Family Court judge will determine if the girl should be tried as an adult, but no date has been set for that proceeding, said Kathryn Herman, assistant administrator for the St. Louis Family Court. A detention hearing is set for Wednesday.

On Feb. 1, a social worker told police the 12-year-old was in a hospital psychiatric unit, suffering visions and nightmares, and had told the staff she strangled her sister during a quarrel over a hamburger, police told the Post-Dispatch.

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I do not understand why it is so easy for children to actually murder a family member now. To kill your own sister because of a hamburger, sounds like it may have been more than a dispute over a hamburger, but rather, it sounds like the young girl may have some mental issues.

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