Teen girl accused of stabbing grandmother - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Teen girl accused of stabbing grandmother

(WMC-TV) – Investigators aren't releasing many details, but sources say a 15-year-old viciously stabbed her 54-year-old grandmother Monday morning. Now the girl is locked up while her grandmother fights for her life.

Sources say a 15-year-old stabbed her 54-year-old grandmother, took her car and left the scene at Austin and Fogg Roads in DeSoto County.

Investigators say the grandmother managed to call 911 and gave deputies a description of the getaway car. Within minutes, the teenager had been located and captured.

Officially, the sheriff's department will confirm only that there was a stabbing off of Austin Road. Otherwise, they're being very cautious about the information they release because the case involves a juvenile.

The teenager is locked up in juvenile court custody while her grandmother remains hospitalized at the Med.

One person from the area told Action News 5 they saw the teen waiting for the bus every morning and is involved in sports and other extracurricular activities at school. The neighbor said they knew there were issues amongst family members, but they were surprised that things got so out of control.

The victim spent all day in surgery at the Med. How she ultimately fares will help determine the official charges against the teenager.

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