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Boy charged with stabbing sister to death after showing up at neighbor’s ‘with blood all over’
A North Carolina boy was charged in his older sister’s brutal murder after he allegedly showed up covered in blood at a neighbor’s home.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect knocked on a neighbor’s door Saturday night in Weaverville, saying that someone killed his sister, news station WHNS reported.
The neighbor called 911 and told dispatchers the boy claimed he was trying to escape the person who killed his sibling, according to news station WLOS.
“He’s got blood all over him,” the man reportedly told 911. “He’s on my front porch.”
Deputies responded to find 18-year-old Kayla Desiree Hensley’s body at the bottom of the family’s street.
The teen suffered severe knife lacerations in the attack, according the incident report.
Authorities are treating the case as a homicide.
The younger brother, who spoke to investigators at the scene, was taken into custody of the state Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice. Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity because he is a minor.
He has since been charged with first-degree murder, officials said.
The victim’s mom, Susan Maltry, broke her silence Tuesday on her daughter’s death. She said that her daughter, who was hearing impaired, had “overcome many downfalls.”
“She was the best thing that ever happen to me and will be missed by so many.” Maltry told WLOS. “She is and will always be my hero.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise money for her memorial services.