TULSA, Okla. -- 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad and her 8-year-old daughter were found in a downtown parking lot the day after the mother of three stabbed her 11-year-old daughter. Ahmad faces four charges, including two child abuse charges.
Ahmad also faces an arson charge and assault and battery with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. If convicted on the two child abuse charges, she could face life in prison.
“Looked kind of like a horror movie," TPD Officer Jeanne MacKenzie said.
It's a night everyone will remember.
"Blood on the furniture and on the floor," Officer MacKenzie said. "It’s traumatizing for everyone involved.”
There is chalk on the driveway and toys on the front porch, sign children lived inside.
“These children are going to have issues for the rest of their lives," Officer MacKenzie said.
Child Abuse Network can help.
“Children can heal and although we see sad things here, we also see that children are very resilient and we want to help them along that path of healing and give them hope so that they can grow up to be strong and resilient and enjoy their lives," Child Abuse Network Chief Operations Officer Rose Turner said.
The Advocacy Center says they see 2,200 to 2,500 children a year. On average, about 35 to 40 a week.
“I think there is a big impact that our community has experienced with substance abuse and misuse and I think lack of treatment from mental illness has also increased," Turner said.
They hope to mend a traumatic night.
But now, unfortunately, it's a house neighbor will always remember.
The other 8-year-old and 9-year-old siblings are in DHS custody.