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Oklahoma police arrest mother accused of stabbing daughter in burning home and snatching other child

May 23, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Oklahoma police arrest mother accused of stabbing daughter in burning home and snatching other child

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A mother of three in Oklahoma who purportedly bound and gagged her daughters, and repeatedly stabbed her eldest child before she set their house on fire, was taken into custody.

Her 7-year-old daughter who was missing was also discovered safe.

Authorities in Tulsa announced that Taheerah Ahmad was taken into custody, almost 18 hours after she bolted from her home with her 7-year-old, Hasfa Hayle – who is also known as Hafsa Hussein. They were located in downtown Tulsa.

Investigators revealed that Ahmad tied up her three children – who are between the ages of 7 and 11 on Monday night, according to Tulsa World.

At some point, her two youngest daughters managed to flee their home – just as Ahmad began stabbing her eldest child.

Hafsa Hayle, 7, went missing after her mother allegedly tied her and her older sisters up. (Tulsa Police Department)

The 9-year-old girl escaped to a nearby home, where some of her extended family reside and called for help.

Officer Jeanne MacKenzie said that when police arrived they discovered the 11-year-old was stabbed so many times that officers and EMSA on the scene couldn’t count them all. The girl was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

Police said they also found the kitchen was on fire. It’s not clear how the incident started.

The 9-year-old girl told detectives that the girls’ mother had taped their hands and stuffed their mouths with socks before she started to repeatedly stab her sister.

Sometime after the two children escaped, Ahmad took her 7-year-old daughter and left the scene.

An Amber Alert was issued for the 7-year-old. MacKenzie indicated that there was no appraent history of abuse or domestic violence.

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