Girl accused of fatally stabbing stepmother:
A 12-year-old Indiana girl fatally stabbed her stepmother after the woman confronted her about starting a fire in the family’s apartment, police said. Elkhart Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Snyder said the 50year-old woman died before emergency responders could take her to a hospital. The girl had argued with her stepmother Thursday night and then started a fire in her own bedroom, police said. The girl stabbed her stepmother during the confrontation, police said. When the girl’s father tried to restrain her, she allegedly stabbed him once before running from the apartment. Her father suffered a nonlife-threatening wound, police said. Officers arrested the girl Friday morning after finding her walking along railroad tracks with a female juvenile friend. She’s being held at Elkhart County’s juvenile detention center.