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911 calls released of mom begging for help as daughter says she ‘lives in the sky’ before stabbing mother to death with meat cleaver: Police

WARNING: Audio may be disturbing to some listeners

Authorities released two 911 calls made by a North Carolina mom last week, pleading for assistance as her daughter reportedly began slashing her with a knife.

The Shelby Star reports that 51-year-old Martha Hargett frantically called 911 on Friday from her home in Shelby, North Carolina, after her daughter, 29-year-old Melinda Hargett began allegedly stabbing her with a knife.

Posted by Melinda Hargett on Monday, November 27, 2017


The first 911 call came in at around 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning from Melinda, who told a 911 dispatcher that she “lived in the sky” and she wanted to be a boy. When the suspect couldn’t give the dispatcher her correct phone number or location, she handed the phone to her mother, who appeared calm as she provided their apartment number and phone number. She indicated during the first call that her daughter wasn’t harming herself.

Melinda: “Yes, I want to be a boy.”

911 Dispatcher: “Do you need police, fire, or EMS?”

Melinda: I want to be a boy. Um, I need EMS.

911 Dispatcher: ” Ok, what’s your address?”

Melinda: [Unintelligible]

911 Dispatcher: “You need to slow down a little bit. What’s the address again?”

When Melinda later said she was in the sky, Martha took over the call.

“I don’t know why she’s calling you,” Martha said, before telling the dispatcher that there were knives in the home.

During the second 911 call, which was placed within minutes of the first, Martha said that the suspect grabbed one of the knives and attacked her.

“My daughter is getting a knife and trying to kill me. Oh my God!”

The victim never had a chance to hang up with the dispatcher, and for several minutes, Martha is heard breathlessly screaming for help. Minutes later, Melinda is heard screaming and crying for her deceased mother, who was found deceased in her front yard, from numerous stab wounds caused by a meat cleaver.

Melinda Hargett is currently in police custody undergoing psychiatric evaluation at the Central Prison in Raleigh. She’s been charged with first-degree murder.

Listen to full 911 calls here (WARNING: Listener discretion advised)

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