Memphis woman allegedly fatally stabbed her 10-year-old daughter and injured her sister

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May 4 2021, Updated 9:08 a.m. ET

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A woman allegedly fatally stabbed her 10-year-old daughter in a Memphis, Tennessee, apartment complex on Friday night, police say.

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The mom also allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old, who is currently in the hospital, according to officials.

Lawrencia Reed, 29, was arrested in connection to the stabbings and charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. 

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The 10-year-old was identified by the family as Kamari Reed, WREG 3 reported, and the 18-year-old as Akeria Reed.


Medics took Kamari to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where she later died of her injuries, according to Local 24. Akeria is still listed in critical condition at the hospital.

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Police say that the incident was a “domestic violence situation.”

On Sunday, the community came together to hold a candlelight vigil in Kamari’s honor, WREG 3 reported.

“That girl was special. That smile right there. That girl was special,” Kamari’s father told WREG 3. 

A GoFundMe was set up to help with funeral arrangements and hospital bills. The page was created by the victim's aunt and said anyone who met Kamari loved her. 

"She was so innocent and had her whole life ahead of her," the page reads. "She is the sweetest ever. This is such a tremendous loss for my family."


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