ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — A Georgia woman says her 19-year-old daughter was stabbed to death while protecting her younger sister from bullies.
News outlets report 14-year-old Jashaunte Marshall has been charged with felony murder in the Sunday death of Ta’Lela Fontia Stevenson.
Stevenson’s mother, Alfonza Simmons, says she witnessed the attack near their Atlanta-area home. She says her 14-year-old daughter was being bullied and Stevenson intervened, ordering the three bullies to stop.
Police say Marshall stabbed two people and fled after a fight broke out. An 18-year-old man was treated for a stabbed arm.
Simmons says Stevenson recently gave birth to a baby girl and was accepted into an Atlanta Technical College nursing program.
Marshall is at Fulton County juvenile detention center. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.