Ga. toddler killed by teen sister, police say
The slaying occurred during the time that Tyasia Jackson was left home alone with her four younger siblings, all under the age of 5, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. At some point, Tyasia phoned her stepfather and mother saying that her 2-year-old half-sister, Sasha Jackson, was missing, the newspaper says.
When the parents returned home, the teen reportedly helped in the search for Sasha. After the body was found, police were called and when they arrived they confirmed that an assailant had stabbed the child several times.
Police ultimately took Tyasia Jackson in for further questioning and later that night the girl made a call to her stepfather, Shelton Ray, confessing to Sasha Jackson's murder, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tyasia Jackson made her first court appearance on Tuesday.
"We love you," Tyasia's stepfather called across the courtroom to the teen. Her mother, Haneefa Ray, wept, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says.
Tyasia Jackson will be tried as an adult.
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