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Teen stabbed 10-year-old sister ‘completely out of the blue’, police say

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May24,2024
A 17-year-old girl is accused of stabbing her younger sister to death while they were alone in the family home, with police saying the “unthinkable” crime happened “completely out of the blue”.
Emergency services were called to the home in Boolaroo, west of Newcastle in the NSW Hunter region, to reports of a stabbing about 3.45pm on Monday.
Paramedics treated the 10-year-old for multiple stab wounds to the chest but she died at the scene.
Her older sister was arrested and interviewed overnight before being charged with domestic-violence related murder and has been refused bail while she remains before a children’s court.
Superintendent Tracy Chapman said there is no record of police being involved with the family previously “for matters such as this”.

Investigators will speak with neighbours and other family members.

‘Unthinkable’

Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty was reluctant to detail the dynamics of the family but said police believe the alleged attack took place in the family home.
“They were the only children in the house,” the veteran homicide detective told reporters on Tuesday.
“It is very hard to imagine, it is unthinkable that this could happen to a 10-year-old.”
The attack appeared to have occurred “completely out of the blue”, Doherty said.

“My thoughts go out to the mother at home having lost a 10-year-old in a tragic loss a life, and now has another daughter facing court allegedly responsible for killing the 10-year-old so this is a terrible situation for her to be in,” he said.

School communities impacted

Local MP Greg Piper said the tragedy had impacted two school communities and devastated everyone in the Lake Macquarie area.
“The family and the community will live with the implications of this for many years to come,” he told AAP.
“Wherever I and my office can provide support, we will.”
The girl will appear next at Broadmeadow Children’s Court on 24 June.
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Tyler Mitchell

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2 thoughts on “Teen stabbed 10-year-old sister ‘completely out of the blue’, police say”
  1. It’s tragic to hear about such a devastating incident where a 17-year-old girl allegedly stabbed her younger sister. The details of the crime happening “completely out of the blue” are truly heartbreaking. My sympathies go out to the family and especially to the mother who now has to face the loss of one daughter and the arrest of another. Domestic violence among siblings is a distressing reality that needs more attention and awareness.

  2. Could you provide any further details on the motive behind this tragic event?

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