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Woman in wheelchair is accused of fatally stabbing teen girl

L.A. County prosecutors file murder charges against Treana Turner, 30, in the death of a 16-year-old girl. Turner's mother also faces a count of assault with a deadly weapon.

April 18, 2009|Associated Press

Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder charges against a wheelchair-using woman accused of fatally stabbing a teenage girl earlier this week.

Treana Turner, 30, was charged Friday with one count of murder with the allegation that she personally used a deadly weapon, a knife. Her mother and codefendant, Pamela Johnson, 54, faces one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

It wasn't known if they had retained attorneys.

Turner is accused of killing the 16-year-old on Wednesday.

When the girl's mother rushed to her daughter's aid, Johnson allegedly stabbed her in the head. The mother survived.

Police said the assault involved a dispute about a man.

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