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Teen girl charged with attempted murder of another teen

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2019 | Violent Crimes |

A high school in South Carolina was the scene of a violent fight that resulted in one teenage girl being stabbed by another, according to police. A 15-year-old female student was charged with the stabbing of a 17-year-old female student after police were called to the Richland County high school on Feb. 25 around noon.

When police arrived at the school courtyard, an adult was giving first aid to the 17-year-old student by applying pressure to her stab wound with a belt. Police searched the younger girl for a weapon, but she told them she had thrown her knife away earlier. She admitted that she regularly carries the knife to school. She also admitted that she did stab the older girl. Police later found the knife.

The 15-year-old student, who was not identified by police due to her age, was charged with attempted murder and was taken to the juvenile wing of a detention center. The 17-year-old student was taken to a hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. She was listed in critical condition the following afternoon.

Violent crimes are among the most serious offenses handled by the courts. When a minor is charged with such serious crimes, the situation may be different than it would be for an adult. But in any case that involves attempted homicide, the prosecution will go through a deep investigation before attempting to put forth punishment. This is why a person who has been accused of a violent crime may want to partner with an attorney. Every defendant has the right to a fair legal process, and a lawyer can look out for their best interests.