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Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl In Friend's Fatal Stabbing

February 15, 2019 - 5:14 pm
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FORT WORTH (KRLD/NBCDFW) - A Fort Worth jury sentenced a 14-year-old girl who stabbed her best friend to death to 25 years in custody, KRLD's Andrew Greenstein reports. 

The jury convicted the teen after about an hour of deliberations Thursday for the May 29 murder of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.

The teen will remain in a juvenile detention center until she turns 19, where she will then be transferred to the adult system. 

The teen faced anywhere from probation to 40 years in custody.

Prosecutors say the girl stabbed Nylah in the neck and chest after a fight at an apartment complex in Fort Worth. The girl was 13 at the time of the attack.

During testimony, the girl admitted killing Nylah but said: "she was like a sister to me."