Police in Canton Township, Michigan, have charged a 14-year-old girl with the stabbing death of her grandmother earlier this week.
The Detroit News reported that Cynthia Mosby’s son called police around 7 a.m. when he found his mother unresponsive on a bedroom floor.
Police said that Mosby, 65, had multiple stab wounds and was dead on the scene.
The teen was not at the home when police arrived, but they soon found her at a motel about 25 miles away in Southgate, where she’d checked in after the incident.
Investigators have not said how they came to suspect the granddaughter and have not released her name.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that Mosby was a nurse who was raising the girl. She said that while the teen has not been charged as an adult, she has been adult designated. That designation gives a judge a broader range of sentencing options.
“Our prayers go out to her son and family,” Worthy said in a statement. “In this case, the 14-year-old girl is being adult designated because upon conviction it gives the judge the most flexibility during sentencing to provide options for rehabilitation of this very troubled youth.”
The girl is undergoing competency and criminal responsibility evaluations before she is arraigned. She has been charged with first and second degree murder.
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