Texas girl, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing of teen friend

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
FORT WORTH, Texas – A 13-year-old Texas girl is accused in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old friend during an argument.

The Star-Telegram reports that State District Judge Timothy Menikos on Thursday ordered the juvenile suspect held in custody pending trial in the killing of Nylah Lightfoot in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Police spokesman Bradley Perez says Nylah was killed after a verbal altercation early Tuesday at a Fort Worth apartment complex.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says Nylah was stabbed in the neck and chest, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Fort Worth hospital.

Perez says the teen suspect was arrested Wednesday but that he can’t provide further information because she is a juvenile.

Nylah’s mother, Anntoinette Carter, says the two girls were on-and-off friends.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.