An 18 year old American teenage girl from Indiana has been charged with murder after stabbing her father to death during an argument. It was alleged that the father of the teenage girl body shamed her by calling her ‘fat’.
According to the victim’s ex-wife, Donald Stokes would routinely fat-shame their teenage daughter, Ameera Stokes, whom she described as suicidal and suffering from depression.
The fatal incident took place in Mount Morris Township, Machina, where Ameera had arrived recently to stay with her father after her latest failed suicide attempt.
At around 5.30am on Sunday, the local police department got a 911 call from Ameera, who told a dispatcher that her father was dead.
Officers who responded to the victim’s home in the 1000 block of Wet Genesee Street discovered the 53-year-old man’s bloodied and battered body lying in the stairwell leading to the basement.
Mount Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green told Mlive.com that Ameera and her father had gotten into an argument over ‘some life issues,’ which escalated to physical violence and eventually led to bloodshed.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said the teenager struck her father in the head with a hammer. As he lay on a mattress, convulsing, the girl allegedly stabbed him in the chest multiple times, killing him.
“She must have pre-planned the murder because she already had the weapon used kept in her room before the crime.And while the may laid helpless on the mattress,m she took her time to stab him multiple times” He said
Ameera was arraigned on Monday on a single count of first-degree murder. She is being held without bail and is due back in court on May 24.
In a phone interview with ABC12 on Wednesday, Gretchen Brasher, Ameera’s mother, said her daughter was kind and artistic, but had a rough childhood marked by financial hardship and emotional abuse.