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Police bodycam footage captured the horrifying moments after a 12-year-old girl allegedly stabbed her nine-year-old brother to death in their Oklahoma home.
The siblings' mother April Lyda told police she was asleep upstairs when her daughter woke her up shortly before midnight to say she had stabbed her brother, Zander.
The girl, who has not been named by police, is heard sobbing and repeatedly apologizing as officers arrived at the downtown Tulsa home on January 5.
The boy was rushed to the hospital and taken into surgery, but died from his injuries shortly after 2:30 a.m. CT.
The edited video, obtained by The Law & Crime Network, begins with the girl running downstairs as she yells, 'I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.'
As the girl is taken out of the home by police, Lyda appears by the door frame saying the boy has stab wounds on his chest.
The edited video begins with the girl running downstairs as she yells, 'I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry'
The handcuffed girl then leads police to the knife she supposedly used to stab her brother, which she had thrown out of a window
Mom April Lyda with her son, Zander, on a GoFundme appeal for the family after his 12-year-old sister was accused of stabbing him to death
Bodycam footage shows Oklahoma police arresting a 12-year-old girl for allegedly stabbing her 9-year-old brother to death while their mother slept in January. The Tulsa Police Department said the suspect admitted to the deadly stabbing after being taken into custody. The middle school student can be heard apologizing over and over again, even praying for forgiveness while inside a police cruiser. “Are the handcuffs necessary? I’m a good child,” the girl said in between tear-filled conversations with an officer. She asked whether she was going to jail numerous times before she proclaimed that her life was over. Portions of the bodycam were redacted and blurred by authorities per department policy related to ongoing investigations.Posted by Law & Crime on Friday, May 26, 2023
'You better pray to God he f*****g lives,' she tells the girl.
'I'm so sorry, momma,' the girl replies. 'I don't know what happened.'
The handcuffed girl then leads police to the knife she supposedly used to stab her brother, which she had thrown out of a window.
Once in the patrol car, the girl asks if she's going to jail as an officer tries to console her saying it's too soon to tell.
'I ruined my life,' she says. 'I ruined my whole future. It's all my fault.'
At one point, the girl appears to pray as she says: 'God, please help me. What the f***.