A 12-year-old Oregon girl is scheduled to undergo an evaluation after allegedly stabbing her father.
Sun Journal reports that the suspect appeared in front of a judge on Friday, via teleconference from the Long Creek Youth Development in South Portland. The Lewiston judge ordered the girl to remain behind bars and attend a scheduled evaluation to determine her competency.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the alleged stabbing happened last Wednesday at a home off of Winter Street in Auburn. At around 10 a.m., authorities arrived at the residence and found a 12-year-old girl with cut marks on her hands and her father with stab wounds to his chest and abdomen.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that the 12-year-old female was responsible for the attack on her father,” Deputy Police Chief Tim Cougle stated in a news release. “Both subjects were treated on scene by the Auburn Fire Department and transported to a local hospital. The male victim is in serious but stable condition.”
The court heard Friday that the suspect blindfolded her father before stabbing him. Assistant District Attorney Molly Butler Bailey said the girl stabbed her father twice, then dropped the knife when he pushed it away.
She retrieved another knife but ultimately didn’t injure her father further, Bailey said.
Due to the suspect’s age, her name has not been released. Police have not mentioned a motive yet. A neighbor told the outlet that he didn’t know the victim’s name, but never noticed anything unusual about the family.
The victim was taken to a local hospital following the stabbing. He’s expected to survive.
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