Mom helped 13-year-old daughter stab honor student to death

Mom helped 13-year-old daughter stab honor student to death
Mother of the year Tamika Gayden (Image: Police photo)

A 13-year-old girl and her mother have been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old honor student over the weekend.

15-year-old De’kayla Dansberry was killed Saturday outside the Parkway Gardens Housing Complex at 65th and King Drive on Chicago’s South Side, according to WGN.

The 13-year-old suspect faces one count of first degree murder; her mother, 35-year-old Tamika Gayden, has also been charged with first-degree murder and one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Gayden is believed to have provided the weapon used in the murder.

In court, prosecutors outlined some of the case against the 13-year-old accused of this killing including video shot by bystanders.

One witness says she heard the young girl crying and saying “I killed her” while wiping blood from the knife, according to officials.

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