Skip to comments.Police: 3-year-old boy fatally stabs his 2-year-old sister
Posted on 07/15/2005 9:12:22 AM PDT by Millee
A south St. Louis family is trying to come to grips with Wednesday's sudden and accidental death of their little girl.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think there would be flowers and baskets at my door," says Morticia Scott.
The memorial for her daughter, Jamarria Bolar, continues to grow. The 2-year-old died following a stabbing accident Wednesday.
"I'm going to remember her happy and full of life. I can't say I'll ever forget it. I see her face like she's not even gone, so plain and so clear."
Police believe Jamarria's 3-year-old brother found a steak knife in the family apartment and accidentally stabbed his little sister.
But her parents don't agree with that. They believe the 2-year-old likely found the knife and may have fallen on it.
Scott says, "He doesn't even know she's gone. I tell him she's gone, he thinks she's hiding. You ask him and he'll say she's hiding, but I've been telling him the reason she's not coming back is she's in the sky, so he might say she's in the sky. "
Scott wants to thank everyone for keeping Jamarria and the entire family in their prayers.
"Everybody came to help. I thank them for that, I really need it. But a big part of me is missing," she says.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The family wants to open a trust fund to help pay for burial expenses.
God, that is sad. Prayers for the family.
How in blazes could this have happened? Someone wasn't watching these children. How awful.
Lots of prayers for this little girl.
Morticia or Natasha?
Poor parenting. Why are such things in reach of 2~3 year olds to be "found"???
And it's common sense not to leave a steak knife anywhere a two or a three year old can find it. That's just irresponsible.
>>Someone wasn't watching these children.<<
Stupid mistakes happen. These kids were 3 & 2. Mom may have gone to the bathroom. We have to do that sometimes. Someone stupidly left a steak knife around. It may have been as innocent as it was dropped while the dinner dishes were being cleared and the person who was bringing them from the table thought he/she got everything dropped.
Tragic things happen all the time. It is not always neglect.
God Bless this family.
Accidentally stabbed his sister? More likely he watched a game of Grand Theft Auto or an episode of just about any network television show...
HOW MANY MORE MISTER SPEAKER? HOW MANY MORE?
Oh my....what a beautiful baby. Prayers for her and her family.
There but for the grace of God and a little luck go you, me and every other parent of young children. You can do everything right and still something tragic can happen. Prayers for this family for losing a sweet little girl, and prayers for your family and mine thanking God we've not had the same fate befall us.
If the boy in fact did stab his sister, does anyone else find it really scary?
I realize 3 year olds don't understand fully right and wrong and consequences, but, what normal 3 year old takes a knife and stabs somebody without at least understanding that you are hurting the person?
Am I alone in my reaction to this?
I remember also that, even at that age, my conscience would not let me seriously contemplate using it on him.
Which is to say: I can understand exactly how the kid got the idea to stab her in the first place. And I suspect that the kid's surroundings are such that his conscience may not have been as protective as mine.
See my #16.
My three year old will hit when he's playing, without really understanding that it hurts people. I can believe that the 3yo didn't realize he was hurting her, and I can certainly say he had no concept of killing.
"Am I alone in my reaction to this?"
No, this is a weird one. Sad, though.
Seeing that the 3 year old found the knife also makes me wonder. I know when I was 3 I didn't even know knives existed ... let alone where they were.
But still accidents do happen regardless of how tragic.
Prayers for the family
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