Four Arrested In Teenage Girl's Stabbing Death


Monday, October 22nd 2007, 12:35 pm
By: News On 6


CLEVELAND (AP) _ A 15-year-old girl who had been bullied by another teen was fatally stabbed by a group armed with stun guns and knives, authorities, witnesses and her family said. Four people were arrested, including a 17-year-old girl.

The girl, Demesha Sharp, was attacked Friday night at a street corner as she, her siblings and friends were headed to a bus stop. As the group was walking, a sport utility vehicle appeared and tried to run them down, witnesses said.

The 17-year-old girl was arrested on murder charges Sunday, while her mother, grandmother and a 19-year-old male relative were being held on felonious-assault charges. Their names were not available, and police had not established a motive in the stabbing, Lt. Thomas Stacho said.

The victim's mother, Shalinda Wagner, said her daughter was a high school freshman who wanted to be a cheerleader and had been bullied by the suspect. She did not know why her daughter was targeted.

``There was no reason why,'' she said. ``A bully is a bully. ... She used to torture my daughter all the time.''