Mom suspected of stabbing 11-year-old daughter set to be arraigned Tuesday
5:29 PM, May 17, 2018
TULSA - A mother who has been accused of stabbing her own 11-year-old daughter is set to be arraigned on Tuesday.
The Tulsa District Attorney's office said Taheerah Ahmad will be arraigned at 9 a.m.
Police said Ahmad bound and gagged her three children, stabbed her oldest daughter and set their house on fire. Then, the woman, who also goes by Kashmir Jackson, took off with her 8-year old daughter.
According to detectives, Ahmad told them she and her daughter had been sitting in the parking lot since they left their home Monday night. That was about 17 hours.
"She admitted to being upset with the two older children because of the way they were reading their books, so she proceeded to bind their hands with duct tape," Cpl. Mark Kraft with the Child Crisis Unit at Tulsa Police said.
Ahmad told officers her 11-year old daughter got out of the binding and tried to attack her. That's when she stabbed her more than 50 times and hit her on the head with a pickax. She told officers it was out of self-defense.
"She attempted to set the house on fire to make sure the child was dead and didn’t live," Cpl. Kraft said Ahmad told detectives.