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Girl, 14, ‘stabbed her wheelchair-bound older sister to death at home while their parents slept’

Girl, 14, ‘stabbed her wheelchair-bound older sister, 19, to death at home while their parents slept before washing her blood in the snow’

  • Claire Miller hit 19-year-old Helen with a knife in the early hours of Monday, police say
  • She then called shortly after 1 am, reportedly telling the police that she had murdered her sibling; Police say she was in a ‘hysterical’ state on the phone
  • They say they then found the teenager outside the family home in Manheim Township, covered in blood and trying to wash her hands in the snow
  • Helen was found with a pillow covering her face and a knife to her neck
  • The circumstances of the stabbing are not known
  • Ninth grader Miller has been charged with murder as an adult

A 14-year-old girl is accused of stabbing her older sister to death in a wheelchair in their Pennsylvania home while their parents slept.

Claire Miller hit 19-year-old Helen with a knife in the early hours of Monday, police say.

She then called the emergency center shortly after 1 am and told the police that she had murdered her sibling. Police say she was in a ‘hysterical’ state on the phone.

They say they then found the teenager outside the family home in Manheim Township, covered in blood and trying to wash her hands in the snow.

Officers say that Claire pointed them to Helen’s bedroom, where she was discovered with a pillow covering her face and a knife to her neck.

According to the charges, Miller repeatedly said, “I stabbed my sister.”

The circumstances of the stabbing are not known.

Claire Miller hit 19-year-old Helen with a knife in the early hours of Monday, police say

Helen in a wheelchair, in the photo, is discovered with a pillow over her face and a knife in her neck

Helen in a wheelchair, in the photo, is discovered with a pillow over her face and a knife in her neck

Claire Miller, left, stabbed 19-year-old Helen, right, in the early hours of Monday, police say

Miller, from Manheim Township, has been charged with criminal murder as an adult, the Lancaster County prosecutor said.

She is being held without bail. Imagery depicts the teen being led off court in handcuffs after he was charged in Lancaster County Jail.

District Attorney Heather Adams said Fox43: ‘This is certainly an incredibly tragic and unusual case. Our sympathies go out to this family who are trying to cope with the impact of this crime. Investigators will continue to process and analyze evidence to determine the circumstances that led to the victim’s death. ‘

Police say they then found Claire outside the family home, covered in blood and trying to wash her hands in the snow

Police say they then found Claire outside the family home, covered in blood and trying to wash her hands in the snow

Police say they then found Claire outside the family home, covered in blood and trying to wash her hands in the snow

According to the charges, Miller repeatedly said, “I stabbed my sister.” The circumstances of the stabbing are not known. The two are depicted

Manheim Township Police Chief Tom Rudzinski told it ABC27: ‘I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of anything as sad as this.

When I heard about this, I was almost instantly upset about the details that pertained to me.

‘The researchers are going to ask questions like that, conduct interviews with everyone involved, and try to establish a timeline of what exactly would have led to this terrible event.’

The principal of the Lancaster Country Day School – where Claire attended as the ninth student – made a statement on the matter.

Steve Lisk said, “We have been surprised by the news of this incident and we regret ourselves as we try to support the family and provide support for all of our students and families within our close-knit school community.”

Claire will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Friday.

The footage shows the teenager being led off the court in handcuffs after being charged

The footage shows the teenager being led off the court in handcuffs after being charged

The footage shows the teenager being led off the court in handcuffs after being charged

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