A 14-year-old girl in Pennsylvania has been charged with homicide after police said she killed her older sister on Monday morning.
Just after 1 a.m., police in Manheim County received a call from a girl who said she had killed her sister, the local prosecutor’s office said in a press release.
Court documents indicate the young girl, identified as Claire Miller, was “hysterical” during the call, WPMT reported.
When the police arrived at the house, they met the girl outside. Officials said they saw blood in the snow and the teenager repeated “I killed my sister,” according to WPMT.
She led police to a bedroom where they discovered Helen Miller, 19, injured by a stab wound to the neck, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
Police found a large knife in Helen Miller’s neck just above her chest after removing a pillow from her face, court records show, according to Lancaster Online.
First responders were unable to revive the woman, officials said.
An initial investigation suggests Helen Miller was killed overnight while the girls’ parents slept, police said.
Claire Miller was arrested at the scene. She was charged with criminal homicide.
Officials say Claire Miller was charged as an adult “because homicide is not considered delinquent in Pennsylvania.” She is also not eligible for bail due to the charge.
An investigation into the incident is underway and officials say they are “working to determine the circumstances that led to Helen Miller’s death.”
The Township of Manheim is approximately 80 miles west of Philadelphia.