TULSA, Okla. - A not guilty plea has been entered for Taheerah Ahmad, the woman accused of stabbing one of her daughters and setting their home on fire.
Ahmad is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter more than 50 times last week. The child remains in critical condition at an area hospital.
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Ahmad's preliminary hearing has been set for June 14. She is charged with four felony counts.
NEW: Court entered a not guilty plea for Taheerah Ahmad on four felonies. Public defender appointed. The mother is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter more than 50 times and setting her house on fire. Preliminary hearing set for June 14 #Tulsa #Oklahoma @KJRH2HD pic.twitter.com/bv2k4Aqxcc
— Gitzel Puente (@gitzelpuenteTV) May 22, 2018
Ahmad has not hired a private lawyer, so a public defender with Tulsa County will be appointed. Because she remains in jail, she was video-conferenced from jail for the arraignment wearing an orange jumpsuit.
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Detectives said Ahmad confessed to gagging her three girls and duct-taping them inside her house. Detectives said she also confessed to stabbing one of her daughters and hitting her in the head with a pick axe.
Police said Ahmad did it because she didn't like the way her daughters were reading.
Since the disturbing incident a week ago, the Children's Advocacy Center are holding a donation drive to help out the victim's two younger sisters with clothing, shoes and more.
They remain in custody of the Department of Human Services.
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