Two Mississippi sisters are charged in the brutal death of their mother days after they tried to run her over with the family car.
According to Enterprise-Journal, Amariyona Hall, 14, and her 12-year-old sister allegedly stabbed their mother multiple times and shot her once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun on Friday.
Pike county women's daughters taken into custody charged with her murder. Erica Hall’s two juveniles daughter of age 12 and 14 were taken into custody. Fourteen year old Amariyona Hall was charged as an adult with Murder. @WJTV pic.twitter.com/cowAlOy7f3
— Margaret-Ann Carter (@MargaretAnnWJTV) January 7, 2019
After the attack, the sisters are said to have asked a family member across the street for a ride to McComb because their grandmother had just died. The neighbor called the girls’ mother to confirm the news but received no answer.
Next, Amariyona and her sister reportedly walked farther down the road to other relatives’ home.
As WLBT reports, the victim’s younger sister discovered 32-year-old Erica Hall lying outside of her home after the attack.
Here is where the murder of 32 year old Erica Hall took place January 4. She was stabbed and shot by her two daughters ages 12 and 14. Neighbors saying the daughters tried to get away from the scene before their mom’s body was found on the other side of the silver car. @WJTV ! pic.twitter.com/CXWxKNSr2x
— Shay O'Connor (@SOCONNORNEWS) January 8, 2019
Hall’s aunt, Robin Coney, said the girls told her they didn’t commit the crime.
“The girls, when I drove up, they were like ‘Tee Tee we didn’t do this.’ And I was like ‘OK, if y’all didn’t do it, where were y’all when the people that was doing it did it?’”
Coney also noted that the knife used in the attack was still in Hall’s back when she died.
#Mississippi #Mother Stabbed and Shot. Her #Daughters, 14 and 12, are Charged with Her Murder. Coroner said Hall was stabbed multiple times in her upper torso and back, and also suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. https://t.co/3OLelNv7JK pic.twitter.com/eM9T68HpCA
— LoVetta Jenkins (@ChattyPassenger) January 8, 2019
According to the New York Post, this isn’t the sisters’ first attempt to off their mother.
Days prior, the girls allegedly tried to run Hall over with the family’s car. Following that incident, the mother of four punished the girls.
The victim had also taken away their cell phones, but it is unclear if this was before or after their attempt to run her over.
Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton said:
“With something like that, she should have made charges and had them arrested then.”
Officials believe the fatal attack was the sisters’ form of revenge. Further, both of the suspects have been scheduled for mental evaluations.
As the New York Post reports, Cotton said:
“I can’t imagine what’s going on inside their minds to process that. A mom is a mom no matter what.”
Hall had two other daughters, ages 1 and 16. There is no word on the children’s father.
Amariyona is being charged as an adult with murder and is being held at the Pike County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
The name and charges of the 12-year-old suspect are being withheld due to youth court proceedings. She is being held in the Adams County Detention Center.