During Thursday’s episode of “Crime Stories,” Nancy Grace sparred with a criminal profiler who insinuated that four juvenile girls who fatally stabbed a 15-year-old girl at a Louisiana Walmart on Sunday were motivated to kill because of their environment.
Crime profiler Phil Chalmers said the attack that occurred at the Lake Charles store is consistent with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data that shows a rise in suicides and homicides involving young girls. He also highlighted other commonalities among girls who kill: unstable homes, lack of
“You can’t just point to one thing, but usually there’s four or five in each murder that I think is different than adult killers,” Chalmers commented.
Murder at Walmart Nancy Grace: TEEN GIRLS live stream deadly WALMART stabbing on social media.
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Grace took issue with Chalmers’ assertion, noting that the girls in the filmed altercation appeared to be wearing designer clothes.
“We’re talking about the killers who are calling the victim a ‘b***h’ and they ‘don’t give a f**k about her’,” the former prosecutor alleged. “And we’re worried that they grew up without Daddy and peer pressure and they got bullied in the third grade?”
Chalmers went on to say that the girls may have been deprived of something — sparking Grace to say, “They’re criminals.”
The four suspects were identified as a 14-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and two 13-year-old girls. While police have not disclosed a motive, they said the altercation may have started at a movie theater.
Authorities revealed that the fight and murder were streamed live on Facebook and Instagram. The knives used Sunday were stolen from the Walmart where the slaying occured, according to reports.
The four suspects have not been named. It is unclear whether they will be charged as adults.
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