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UPDATE: Teen charged in stabbing death of sister

UPDATE: Teen charged in stabbing death of sister

By George Lawson. CREATED Aug 1, 2014


SALINA, Kan. (AP) Kansas prosecutors are weighing whether to charge a 14-year-old girl as an adult in the stabbing death of her younger sister.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) the teen made her first court appearance Tuesday in Saline County District Court on a charge of first-degree murder.

The girl is accused of killing her 13-year-old sister early Friday in their northwest Saline County home. Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive.

No family members attended Tuesday's court proceeding, where a judge ordered the girl to remain in a Junction City juvenile facility pending her next court appearance Sept. 5.

Assistant Saline County Attorney Kassie McEntire said her office is considering whether to have the girl certified to stand trial as an adult. McEntire was granted 30 days to make that decision.


UPDATE: The Saline County teen killed in a stabbing is identified as 13 year-old Galazia Niehaus.

KWCH-12 reports the girl was found dead at rural home early this morning. The Sheriff's Office has not said if a suspect is in custody.


Saline County sheriff's deputies have set up crime scene tape around a rural home, but there's no information on what happened there.

Deputies were blocking off an area at Remington and Rifle Road, according to our news partners at KWCH, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has agents on the scene.    

More information is expected to be released later this morning.