Dallasblack.com: 17-Year-Old Mother Indicted On Murder Charge After Reportedly Stabbing 1-Year-Old Daughter To Death


Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:24 AM

17-Year-Old Mother Indicted On Murder Charge After Reportedly Stabbing 1-Year-Old Daughter To Death

By: Monya Fleming

17-Year-Old Mother Indicted On Murder Charge After Reportedly Stabbing 1-Year-Old Daughter To Death
A teenage mother in Ohio stabbed fatally stabbed her one-year-old daughter before dialing 911 for help. Lachelle Martina Marie Anderson, 17, was arrested and charged with one count of murder on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

The fatal stabbing took place in the 800 block of 22nd St. just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. Police stated that Anderson called 911 asking for help because her daughter, Lalanna Sharpe, required medical attention. 

Police officers arrived at the home to find that the one-year-old had been stabbed several times. Lalanna was rushed to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities questioned the teen mother about what had happened. Sgt. Jeff Strayer said, "Through the process of investigation, we felt comfortable enough to charge her with murder."

Authorities revealed at least one other person was inside the two-story home at the time of incident. 

Anderson was charged with murder and placed in a juvenile detention center, police said. Due to being a minor, there was no other information released.

Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis revealed that an autopsy was planned. She said, "Any homicide is a tragedy, but for a baby to have her life brutally taken is devastating for her family, the community and our officers (both) on the scene and investigating this case."

A man claiming to be the uncle of the victim posted a touching tribute to Facebook.

He wrote, "My heart hurts so much the pain is so unthinkable it eats me up everytime (sic) I think about it why my baby why she was nothing but smiles and joy I love u so much niecey (sic) uncle loves you with all his heart [expletive] just so unreal and thank you everyone for the prayers and talks they were well needed today." 

A neighbor named Ben Price said the death had been extremely difficult on the family. There are reports that the mother may have been suffering from postpartum depression.  

Price said, "She's really a good kid. These are good, God-fearing people."

Authorities are currently investigating the tragic death of the baby girl and have yet to find a motive."

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