13-year-old Memphis girl accused in fatal Monday stabbing - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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13-year-old Memphis girl accused in fatal Monday stabbing

Memphis police have charged a 13-year old girl with Second Degree Murder in connection to a fatal stabbing Monday night at an apartment complex.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Latham around 9:00pm Monday regarding several people involved in a physical altercation in the courtyard inside the complex.

Police arrived on the scene and located Otisa McGaha, 18, suffering from a stab wound.

McGaha was transported to The MED, where she later died.

McGaha's friend, Morgan Leiand, said the 18-year-old was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and was not involved in the initial altercation.

"They said two girls were out here fighting," Leiand said. "As soon as she stepped outside, the little girl ran over and stabbed her."

The suspect, who has not been identified because she is a minor, was taken into police custody on the scene and transported to Juvenile Court.


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