Coroner IDs 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Springfield Township
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified a 16-year-old teen who police say was stabbed to death by his 15-year-old sister.
Lashon Hill died Monday, shortly after he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to Springfield Township police.
His younger sister is under arrest on a murder charge in connection with his death.
She is being held without bond at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center in Mt. Auburn and appeared there before a magistrate Tuesday morning.
The teen’s public defender, Sam Heller, asked Magistrate Ronna Lucas to release her on an electronic monitoring device, but Lucas denied his request.
The teen will return to juvenile court next week, on June 28, for a hearing at 9:30 a.m.
According to the Springfield Township police’s arrest and investigation report, the teenage sister and brother got into a verbal altercation on Monday at their home. The 911 caller claims the argument started when the brother took his sister’s Playstation 4.
The younger sister grabbed a hammer and tried hitting her 16-year-old brother, but he managed to get into the bathroom and lock himself inside, the report reads.
Their mother got the hammer away from her daughter, which is when she went into the kitchen and got a chef’s knife, police wrote in the report.
The 15-year-old chased after her older brother with the knife and stabbed him in the chest, according to the report.
The injury punctured the 16-year-old’s heart, causing his death, the report claims.
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