A 12-year-old girl in Oklahoma allegedly confessed to stabbing and killing her younger brother while the siblings’ parents slept. On January 5, 2023, shortly before midnight, a deadly incident took place at a home in the St. Thomas Square district of the second-largest city in the Sooner State. The firefighters and paramedics had immediately arrived at the scene and were performing CPR on the victim (Kalmbacher, 2023).
The boy was immediately rushed to a local hospital and sent directly into surgery, but he died from his injuries at 2:30 a.m. Local law enforcement is currently handling the situation by arresting the girl and handing her over to the Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice.
With a few exceptions, children under the age of 12 cannot be imprisoned in Oklahoma under recently passed Oklahoma legislation with notable exceptions.
Also under the Oklahoma law, children age 12 and under are generally not held in jail for more than 60 days unless they are charged with a murder. Detention can be extended for an additional 60 days if the child is detained for the commission of a murder.
An open records request was also filed with the agency for all data linked to the event, including any accompanying police reports.