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Mississippi 14-year-old indicted in murder of mother

Family members found Erica Hall with a knife still in her back beside her car outside her...
Family members found Erica Hall with a knife still in her back beside her car outside her Lawson Road home. Source: WLBT(KNOE)
Published: Jan. 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST
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A grand jury indicted a teen girl who is accused of killing her mother in Pike County, Mississippi, in January 2019.

In January, 32-year-old Erica Hall was found brutally attacked and killed in the front yard of her home. Investigators said 14-year-old Amariyona Hall and her 12-year-old younger sister stabbed and shot their mother Erica Hall.

According to her family, she died at the hands of her own children, who were taken into custody.

Amariyona was indicted in October 2019 for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

According to WLBT, Pike County Chief Investigator Chief Bell says he spoke to both girls and the 14-year-old says they planned the attack days prior, taking a gun out of mom’s car to use later. The night of, the 14-year-old woke up the mother and told her someone was at the door. The girls tried to stab their mom when she got up, but it didn’t work. The teen says her sister then shot the gun.

At the time. authorities said the evidence indicates both of the girls had gun residue on their hands.