An 11-year-old girl was arrested after stabbing her mother nine times while she slept. Toshia Edmonson survived the brutal attack. However, she is currently listed in serious condition at Central Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The 11-year-old said she stabbed her mother because she was frustrated and angry.
On Friday night, the 11-year-old girl was dropped off at home after spending the day elsewhere. She was reportedly angry and told her mother she did not want to be there. According to the police report, the girl said her mother was “threatening to give her away” and pushed her onto the couch.
As reported by Dallas News, the girl told police she calmed down and waited until her mother fell asleep. She then went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed her nine times in the head, neck, and shoulders.
Edmonson woke up during the attack and started screaming for help. She eventually managed to get the knife away from her daughter. However, she was seriously injured in the attack. A young boy who was also in the apartment heard the screaming and ran into the room. He was terrified to see his mother and sister covered in blood.
The boy ran to the apartment’s common area to look for help. Several neighbors heard the commotion and called 911.
Edmonson was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment. Police said the 11-year-old girl admitted stabbing her mother because she was “so so angry and frustrated.”
Family friend Ben Ferrell said the girl’s behavior was “totally out-of-character.” He said she was still behaving strangely after the attack. As reported by WFAA News, she “was halfway back to herself… crying for her mother” before police left the scene. Ferrell said the girl is intelligent and usually very quiet.
The 11-year-old was arrested and taken to Henry Wade Juvenile Center following the attack.