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Woman in wheelchair fatally stabs teen

April 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police arrested 30-year-old Treauna Turner in the stabbing death of a 16 year-old-girl during an alleged fight over a man Wednesday afternoon.A second woman, 54-year-old Pamela Johnson, was also arrested for stabbing the girl's mother.

The LAPD says it received several calls around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday about a large fight near Santa Rosalia Drive and Buckingham Road in southwest Los Angeles.

According to police, 16-year-old Yolanda Kennard and her mother were standing with other family members at the corner when Kennard walked up to Turner in her wheelchair and they began to talk. Police say Turner became angry and pulled a knife, stabbing Kennard in the chest. Turner then tried to stab the teen a second time, but missed.

When Kennard's mother rushed to help her, Johnson stabbed the woman in the hand.

Kennard was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where she died. Her mother was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police say the fight between the suspect and the victim was reportedly over a man.

Several people held Turner until police arrived at the scene. Turner was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Johnson was booked for attempted murder and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southwest Homicide Detectives at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


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