14-year-old Pennsylvania girl charged with homicide in wheelchair-bound sister’s death

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pennsylvania authorities have charged a 14-year-old Lancaster County girl with homicide in the stabbing death of her 19-year-old wheelchair-bound sister.

According to court records, the juvenile suspect, identified as Claire Miller, called 911 shortly after 1 a.m. Monday to report that she had killed her sister inside the family’s Manheim Township home, WFMZ reported.

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First responders reportedly found Helen Miller, who died at the scene, in a bedroom with a stab wound to her neck, the TV station reported.

Court records also indicate that Helen Miller was found lying on her back with a blood-stained pillow covering her face, WHTM reported.

“I don’t know that I have ever been a part of something that is quite as sad as this,” Manheim Township police Chief Tom Rudzinski told the TV station, noting the murder occurred while the girls’ parents slept.

A motive for the killing has not yet been released.

Claire Miller, a ninth grader at the Lancaster Country Day School, is being held without bond and charged as an adult, WHTM reported.

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