Warren girl, 14, accused of stabbing mother faces court hearing

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A 14-year-old Warren girl accused of wounding her mother by stabbing her 12 times last weekend is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Monday, officials said.

The girl will likely face a charge of assault with intent to murder and may be charged as an adult, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said Friday. If convicted as an adult, the girl could face up to life in prison, he said.

Fouts said the girl’s mother, 33, is at a hospital where she’s listed in stable condition. One of the wounds nicked the woman’s heart, the mayor said.

He said he couldn’t provide details about the teen, the victim, why the girl stabbed her mother or where the incident happened because it involves a minor and police continue to investigate. The incident happened sometime before midnight Sunday.

WJBK-TV (Channel 2) reported the girl stabbed her mother because she punished her for sending nude pictures of herself to her boyfriend.

Officials said they couldn’t comment.

cramirez@detroitnews.com