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.”
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.
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.