A 14-year-old has been charged with criminal homicide following an incident on February 22.
The defendant, Claire Miller, allegedly stabbed her wheelchair-bound sister to death.
Who is Claire Miller?
According to Lancaster Online, she attended the private Lancaster Country Day School as a freshman student.
Miller was arrested at her home on February 22 after trying to clean blood off her hands in the snow.
She appeared before Magisterial District Judge, David P. Miller to be arraigned and formally charged.
The teen was booked into the Lancaster County Prison at 12:20 pm. Her next hearing is scheduled for February 26.
What is Claire Miller accused of?
The Manheim Township Police Department were called just after 1am by a “hysterical” woman saying she had killed her sister.
The murder is thought to have taken place during the night as the girl’s parents slept.
Helen Marie Miller had cerebral palsy and was non-verbal, according to Facebook comments from people close to her.
When officers arrived, Miller allegedly flagged them down and said: “I stabbed my sister.” She then directed them to her sister Helen’s bedroom.
According to a probable cause affidavit, a blood-stained pillow had been placed over Helen’s face, before they removed it to find a large knife sticking out of her neck.
First responders tried in vain to save wheelchair-bound Helen but were unable to.
Miller “appeared to be attempting to wash her hands in the snow” of the blood of her 19-year-old sister. The complaint alleges that she “also had what appeared to be blood on her pants.”
Claire Miller was charged with criminal homicide following the alleged attack and she is being tried as an adult.
Under Pennsylvanian law, bail is not permitted for those facing homicide charges.