Two sisters in Mississippi—ages 12 and 14—are accused of fatally stabbing and shooting their mother inside their mobile home on Friday evening.
Per WLBT, Erica Hall, 32, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after being found lying bloodied in the front yard of her Magnolia home. Hall’s relatives told the news station that the woman’s two teen daughters repeatedly stabbed her inside the residence before she fled and collapsed in the yard.
The family claimed an argument occurred, with the victim’s aunt, Robin Coney, telling WLBT that the girls must’ve retrieved Hall’s small-caliber handgun at some point. Afterward, Coney said the girls asked neighbors for a ride to McComb, claiming their grandmother had just died. The neighbors reportedly called Hall to talk with her first but she didn’t pick up.
Coney said the girls were scouring the neighborhood for a ride when Hall’s younger sister found the mother-of-four’s body outside the home.
WLBT identified one of the suspects as Amariyona Hall. Amariyona, who is 14, was charged as an adult with murder and is being held in Pike County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Meanwhile, the younger sister’s identity or the charges she’s facing aren’t being revealed due to her age. WLBT reported that the 12-year-old’s being held in the Adams County Detention Center.
Though authorities haven’t revealed what Friday’s argument entailed, neighbors told WAPT that the girls killed their mother days after she took away their cell phones.
Pike County coroner Jason Jones confirmed the mother-of-four sustained multiple stab wounds to her back and torso in addition to a gunshot wound to the chest.
The mother reportedly has two other daughters, ages 16 and 1. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
[Featured Image: Amariyona Hall/Pike County Sheriff’s Department]