Sheriff: Girls accused of killing Mississippi mom tried to run her over

Family members found Erica Hall with a knife still in her back beside her car outside her Lawson Road home. Source: WLBT

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff says a mother called deputies to her home for help days before her daughters are accused of stabbing and shooting her to death.

Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton told news outlets Tuesday that deputies went to Ericka Hall's residence last week when she reported that her 12- and 14-year-old daughters had tried to run her over with a vehicle. Hall did not want to press charges over the incident.

Hall was found dead outside her home early Saturday and both daughters are charged with murder. The 14-year-old is charged as an adult and is being held in the Pike County jail pending $150,000 bail. The 12-year-old is being held in juvenile detention.

The Associated Press doesn't normally identify juveniles accused of crimes.

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