Two teenage girls Amariyona Hall, 14-year old and her 12-year-old sister were arrested for stabbing and shooting their mum to death — a brutal payback after they were punished for trying to run her over with the family car, neighbors and officials in Mississippi said.
The teen, Amariyona, and her younger sister were taken into custody late Friday after deputies in Pike County responded to the family’s mobile home in Magnolia, where Erica Hall, a 32-year-old mother of four, was found stabbed multiple times and shot once in the chest with a handgun, authorities said.
Investigators zeroed in on Hall’s daughters, Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton told the McComb Enterprise Journal. They found out the daughters — two teenagers, juveniles — allegedly did it,” Cotton said, adding that both girls are scheduled for mental evaluations. “They’re charged with murder and we’re going to apply the law.”
Neighbors reports that Hall was killed days after taking away her daughters’ cellphones. It wasn’t clear if the mom took the phones away before or after her daughters allegedly tried to mow her down.
Cotton, meanwhile, said he couldn’t make sense of the alleged retribution killing. “I can’t imagine what’s going on inside their minds to process that,” he told the newspaper. “A mom is a mom no matter what.”