Police: Florida boy stabbed little sister, shouting ‘die, die’

Crime & Safety

OCALA, Fla. (WESH/NBC News) – A 9-year-old Florida boy faces a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a knife because he said he wanted her to die.

The stabbing occurred just before 4:30 p.m. Monday in Ocala, which is located in central Florida.

Investigators said the little girl has multiple stab wounds and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Her 9-year-old brother was found by officers in a nearby maintenance shed.

Their mother told police she’d left the kids alone for about 10 minutes to check the mail and get them some candy from a neighbor. When she came back and went to check on them, she said she saw her son stabbing her daughter.

According to an arrest affidavit, the boy got a knife from the kitchen and told detectives that during the attack, he was shouting “die, die” before his mother returned and grabbed the knife.

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