It’s what the 13-year-old girl who fatally stabbed De’Kayla Dansberry, 15, in the chest said as she washed blood off the murder weapon minutes after the two got into a fight, according to eyewitness testimony, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The girl charged with the slaying wore a pink hoodie and left the apartment with a knife, the eyewitness told authorities.
The girl’s mother, Tamika Gayden, 35, of the 6400 block of South King Drive, was charged with murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Chicago Police said. Gayden gave the knife to her daughter, police said.
A video of the stabbing exists, Cook County prosecutors said at the juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon, though they failed to say if the footage came from a cellphone of one of the many children who looked on as the fight broke out about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 6500 block of South King Drive.
A second eyewitness said the girl, who’s in seventh grade, left her apartment “like she wanted to fight.” And she was “panicking” upon return as she tried to dispose of the murder weapon.
When asked how she intended to plea, the girl told Cook County Judge Cynthia Ramirez, in a barely audible voice, “not guilty.”
She mostly remained silent, hands behind her back in a blue county-issued uniform and looked at the floor.
The Sun-Times is not identifying the girl because she is a juvenile.
Neither of her parents showed up to the hearing. A woman who was identified as her aunt arrived late.