9-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after he tried to stab his sister
A 9-year-old boy charged with an attempted murder after he tried to stab his younger sister with a kitchen knife in their Florida apartment last month.
The boy is expected to appear in court on Wednesday in the central Florida city of Ocala, according to the prosecutors.
The incident happened when the children’s mother left them in an apartment to get the mail and some candies from neighbor. When she returned she found her son stabbing his 5-year-old sister with a knife in a bedroom.
Later the boy confessed to the authorities that he had thought of killing his sister two days before the actual stabbing on January 28. The girl was released last Friday from the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
The public defender represents the boy while the child remains detained. Meanwhile the public defender’s office is waiting for results of a competency examination that will determine whether the boy understands the charges, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.