Texas teen, 13, charged in stabbing death of friend; victim’s mother claims adult stood there and looked

Nylah Lightfoot, 14, was stabbed to death early Tuesday.


A 13-year-old Texas teen was charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, with the mother of the victim claimed that an adult stood by and watched the altercation turn deadly.

Anntoinette Carter said that the defendant and her daughter, the 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot, were on-and-off friends, and she asked for a sleepover at the Carter house. When she said no, the friend asked Lightfoot to come and collect her clothes, KDFW reported.

When Lightfoot arrived at the apartment complex in the south Fort Worth early Tuesday, the girls were in a physical fight. Carter said that her daughter the upper hand, but the suspect revenge. According to the police, that’s when the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed Lightfoot several times.


She was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office said Lightfoot was stabbed in the neck and chest.

Carter claimed that at least one parent in the house that stood there and watched the ultimately fatal fight, The Star-Telegram reported.

Fort Worth police spokeswoman Bradley Perez said that the suspect was arrested Wednesday, but because of her age, no further information provided.

On Thursday, the suspect was ordered by the State district court judge Timothy Menikos be held in custody pending trial.

“I’m daughterless,” Carter said. “My heart feels like it is torn and stomped on.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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