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No Bail For A Chicago Mother Who Provided Her Daughter A Knife That Was Used To Kill A Girl During A Fight

Tamika Gayden

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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

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