Our Kids are FINE?!?
A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl was being held in a New York juvenile detention centre today after allegedly stabbing her friend to death with a kitchen knife in an argument over a rubber ball.
Police officials said the girl, whose name was not released because of her age, was believed to be the youngest ever suspect in a killing in New York City, and it was not immediately clear how the case would proceed.
The girl was playing at home in Brooklyn on Sunday with her 11-year-old friend, Queen Washington, when the two girls got into an argument over a ball, a police spokesman cited family relatives as saying.
By the time the suspect's mother returned from an errand, her daughter had plunged a steak knife into Washington's chest, police said.
The victim was declared dead on arrival at hospital.
Cases involving children younger than 14 are usually dealt with in special family court.