Ocala, FL- A 9-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his 5-year-old sister multiple times.
Police responded to an apartment complex in Ocala, FL on Monday around 4:20 p.m. for reports of a stabbing. When police arrived, they found a 5-year-old with multiple stab wounds inside the apartments where they lived. The victim was allegedly alert and able to communicate with authorities when they found her.
Her brother was discovered a short time later hiding close by in a maintenance shed. He told detectives that he wanted to kill his sister and that the “thought had entered his head two days earlier.” He allegedly took a knife from the kitchen and grabbed the girls by her neck and began stabbing her.
The 5-year-old girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she is currently being treated for stab wounds suffered in the incident.
“The juvenile suspect is in custody and juvenile victim has been air lifted to a nearby hospital,” Ocala authorities said in their statement.
The 9-year-old boy was then arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.
The condition of the 5-year-old girl is not immediately known.