A pair of Mississippi sisters have been arrested after their mother was found in a pool of her own blood with a knife in her back on Friday.
According to the NY Post, 14-year-old, Amariyona Hall, and her 12-year-old sister were taken into custody in Pike County after their mother, Erica Hall, 32, was found in their front yard with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the chest.
The mother of four was immediately taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment, but unfortunately, workers were not able to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead shortly after.
According to Mississippi officials, the incident erupted over a mother-daughter dispute, in which the girls tried to run their mother over with the family car. In response, Erica reportedly confiscated their phones, which ultimately led to the fatal retaliation.
After the incident, officials say the girls went to their neighbor’s home to ask for a ride because their grandmother just died, but when the neighbor called Hall to confirm, there was no answer. So instead, the two walked to another relative’s home, just before Amariyona’s younger sister, Ebony, found their mother at the home.
“They found out the daughters – two teenagers, juveniles – allegedly did it,” Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton said of the incident. “They’re charged with murder and we’re going to apply the law.”
Amariyona has been charged as an adult, and is currently being held on a $150,000 bond at Pike County Jail, while her sister is in custody at the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center.