Girl, 12, is in police custody after stabbing to death her brother, 9, while parent slept upstairs

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According to police, a 12-year-old girl is in custody in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after stabbing her 9-year-old brother to death.

The children’s parents were sleeping upstairs at their Tulsa home shortly before midnight on Thursday when their daughter woke them up and told them she had stabbed her brother.

The girl is in juvenile custody, and the investigation is being handled by the Tulsa Police Child Crisis Unit. According to a Tulsa Police Department press release, she is being held at the Family Center for Juvenile Justice.

Police responded to the incident late on Thursday night, according to the news release.

Pictured: The Family Center for Juvenile Justice in Tulsa, where the 12-year-old girl is being held

Pictured: The Family Center for Juvenile Justice in Tulsa, where the 12-year-old girl is being held

Firefighters and paramedics were already on the scene and performing CPR on a 9-year-old male victim when officers arrived, according to police.

According to the New York Post, the CPR was performed at the River Bank Plaza Apartments complex.

According to police, the boy was ‘rushed to the hospital and taken into surgery,’ but died as a result of his injuries shortly after 2:30 a.m. CT.

Authorities have not identified either child.

According to the department, this is the city of Tulsa’s second homicide this year.

Tulsa Police Department Chief Franklin tweeted: ‘All homicides are tragic, but the 2nd homicide of 2023 in Tulsa shows a definitive societal problem. ‘How does society deal with a child killing another child?’

Police have not revealed a motive for the killing, stating that it will be up to the court to determine intent.

‘Obviously, we conducted some interviews, but interviews with a 12-year-old are very preliminary,’ Tulsa Police Department Captain Richard Meulenberg told Fox 23. ‘Unfortunately, there is no easy end or easy path; this will be a long, convoluted process that will be extremely taxing on everyone involved.’