CHICAGO — A mother has been held without bail in the stabbing death of a high school honor student.
Authorities say Tamika Gayden gave a knife to her 13-year old daughter which was used to stab 15-year-old De’Kayla Dansberry during a fight.
It happened Saturday night in the Parkway Gardens housing complex at 65th and King Drive.
Prosecutors say they have video of the stabbing and a witness who says the girl cleaned blood from the knife while repeating the words, “I killed her.”
Gayden allegedly told her daughter to take a switchblade out of her purse and use it in case of a fight.
The knife was found inside Gayden’s apartment, cleaned and wrapped in tape.
The judge said Gayden had an obligation to stop a fight, but instead encouraged it.
She is charged with first degree murder and delinquency of a minor. She is due back in court May 26.
Dansberry was an honors student and standout track athlete at Johnson College Prep.
Gayden’s daughter is charged as a juvenile and appeared in court Tuesday.
Source: WGN TV