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Texas jury convicts girl, 14, in friend’s fatal stabbing

February 15, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl in the fatal stabbing of her friend.

According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.

She is scheduled to be sentenced Friday and faces anywhere from probation to 40 years in prison, with the possibility of being transferred to an adult prison at age 19. Her name has not been released because of her age.

Prosecutors say the girl stabbed Nylah in the neck and chest after a fight at an apartment complex in Fort Worth. The girl was 13 at the time of the attack.

During testimony, the girl admitted killing Nylah but said “she was like a sister to me.”