Life in prison for mother who stabbed 11-year-old as many as 70 times before torching home

A judge in Oklahoma handed down a life sentence to the 40-year-old Tulsa County woman who pleaded guilty last month to charges related to a violent attack on her 11-year-old daughter.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Taheerah Ahmad was arrested about a year ago on suspicion of stabbing her oldest daughter between 50 and 70 times, bashing her in the head with an ax and setting the family home ablaze. Police claimed that she fled the residence with her youngest daughter before she was arrested in downtown Tulsa.

The suspect’s 8-year-old daughter was reportedly found physically unharmed with her at the time of her arrest.

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Despite the nature of her injuries, the 11-year-old girl reportedly recovered from her injuries. Ahmad is accused of gagging her two other daughters, but they were reportedly able to get away and were not injured, as Fox News reported.

Upon her arrest, the mother reportedly told police that she had become upset with her kids “because of the way they were reading and looking at her.”

After pleading guilty to criminal charges including assault and battery, arson in the first degree, and two counts of child neglect, a judge handed down a life sentence during a court appearance on Thursday.

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[Feature image: Hafza Hailey and Taheerah Ahmad/Tulsa Police]