Chicago mother charged with stabbing her 5-year-old daughter to death

Chicago mother charged with stabbing her 5-year-old daughter to death
Simone Austin (Image: Chicago Police Department)

[Ed. – Black lives matter … but only up to a point.]

Spying through a doorknob hole, an 8-year-old girl saw her mom repeatedly stab her younger sister with a knife hidden under a pillow, prosecutors said Monday.

The girl rushed into the bedroom and desperately tried to stop the attack by pulling her mom by the hair, then ran from the home in East Garfield Park shouting that her mother had killed her 5-year-old sister. …

She was followed moments later by the mother, Simone Austin, carrying the naked, blood-covered body of her younger daughter, Serenity Arrington, a judge was told during a bail hearing.

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The judge denied bail for Austin, 27, who is charged with first-degree murder.

Police arrested Austin outside her home in the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. Saturday after she told at least one person, as well as emergency personnel treating Serenity, that she “did it” and “was sorry,” authorities said.

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