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Teen Found Guilty For Stabbing Her Friend During Sleepover



Teen Found Guilty For Stabbing Her Friend During Sleepover

A Texas teenager was found guilty of murder for stabbing one of her friends during a sleepover in May 2018.

Fox 4 News reports the teenager was charged as a juvenile for fatally stabbing Nylah Lightfoot(pictured),14,at a Fort Worth apartment. During the sleepover, Lightfoot told the girl around 3:30 a.m. that she was ready to go home, but Lightfoot’s decision turned into a heated argument. The girl ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed Lightfoot in the neck and chest.

Lightfoot was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds. During the trial, The anonymous teen said that Lightfoot approached her aggressively, which caused her to stab the 14-year-old. Her identity was not revealed due to her age.

“I didn’t mean to kill her. She ran up to me. It was the worst mistake of my life.”

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Reports of tension between the two girl’s family say that a gun was used as a threatening manner in the court parking lot. The families were escorted by police to prevent the situation from escalating.

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The teen’s sentencing was scheduled for Friday and she faces up to 40 years in prison with a probability of being transferred to an adult prison before her 18th birthday.


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