In a devastating incident that has left a North Carolina community in shock, a 22-year-old woman, Kaneijah Zyir Bradley, has been charged with murder after her 10-year-old sister was found stabbed to death.
Upon arrival, deputies were informed that the missing child had been found dead in the backyard by her mother. The investigation at the scene suggested that the young girl was stabbed inside the house and then transported outside.
“Further investigation revealed that the child had been stabbed multiple times and was, in fact, deceased,” stated the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office news release. “The motive of the incident is unclear at this time and remains under investigation.”
Kaneijah Zyir Bradley, the older sister of the deceased, was promptly arrested and charged with murder. She is currently held at the Halifax County Detention Center with no bond, and her court date is set for Jan. 25.
In August, she faced charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon against a government official and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a public officer. Court dates for these charges are scheduled for Jan. 29 and Feb. 24, respectively.
Sheriff Tyree Davis expressed condolences in the news release, saying:
“This is such a sad incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
“It’s tragic whenever a life is cut short, especially a child. So it’s heart-wrenching. When deputies pull on the scene and find an incident like this, it’s hard on everyone involved, including the family and all first responders.”
“We have never heard of anything like this in our neighborhood. They are in our prayers. We are aching for them. Just let God work it out. This is the only thing we can do at this time.”