Teen sister accused of murdering brother in Springfield Township stabbing
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A 15-year-old girl was arrested Monday for the murder of her teen brother in Springfield Township, according to Chief Rick Bley.
A few minutes before 11 a.m., Springfield Township officers were called to the scene of Meredith Drive for a reported stabbing, the chief explained.
Officers arrived to find a 16-year-old victim with a stab wound at a nearby home.
He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, but died there from his wounds, Bley said.
The investigation determined the teen boy was stabbed by his 15-year-old sister. She was arrested and charged with murder, per Bley.
The Springfield Township Police Department has not said what led up to Monday’s stabbing.
FOX19 spoke to two of the boy’s other sisters Monday night.
“I’m just lost of words,” one said. “You wouldn’t think that, like, my little sister... killing my little brother.. yea I’m just lost of words...”
Their sister’s arrest is just as shocking.
“She’s also a good kid, so I don’t think she intentionally meant to do that,” the other sister said. “They was just a little argument, you know, out of anger. She probably did it, but I don’t think she really meant to do it.”
Jackie Brewton lives nearby and was having lunch with her son, Tino Brewton, when she saw police officers arrive earlier Monday.
According to Jackie, her son ran over to the victim to try and help him.
“So, I didn’t know really what was going on and then I seen my son bent over and I was like, ‘are you okay,’” Jackie explained. “I was just screaming, ‘Tino, Tino are you okay?’ And he was down working on the boy. He took his shirt off to start compression on the boy’s chest. He said the stab wound was like somewhere in between his heart and his lung. So my son say, I watch TV so he took his shirt off and was compressing.”
Tino said he was talking to the 16-year-old victim trying to figure out what happened.
“I tried to keep him talking because he had been stabbed,” Tino said. “So, the situation. He kept saying his sister stabbed him, his sister stabbed him and I was trying to find out what was going on and just keep talking to him.”
Call the Springfield Township Police Department at 513-729-1300 if you have information regarding the stabbing.
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