A 9-year-old Florida boy facing attempted murder charges has been scheduled for a mental evaluation after he allegedly stabbed his little sister numerous times.
FOX 35 reports that the incident happened at the Berkley Point Apartments in Marion County when a mother stepped outside to check the mail. When she returned, she found her son with a knife in his hand, stabbing his 5-year-old sister over and over. The mother reportedly grabbed the knife away and picked up the little girl, while the boy ran from the home.
When authorities arrived, they found the boy hiding in a maintenance shed, according to court documents. The boy allegedly told the officers that the thought of stabbing his sister entered his head days before and although he tried, he couldn’t get the thoughts to stop.
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He also reportedly told the officers that he stabbed his sister so he could go outside.
Arrest documents indicate that the boy walked into his sister’s bedroom with the knife, grabbed her by the back of her neck and started stabbing.
According to ABC Orlando, the victim was airlifted and rushed to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for medical treatment. At the time she was airlifted, she was able to talk to the officers. Her current condition is unknown.
The boy is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge. His next court date is scheduled for February 5.
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