Teenage mother charged with murder, accused of killing 1-year-old daughter


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder after police say she stabbed her 1-year-old daughter Sunday morning.

Columbus police say the child was stabbed by her mother, Lachelle Anderson.

It happened on the 800 block of 22nd Street just before 1 a.m.

Officers have identified the victim as 1-year-old Lalanna Sharpe.

She suffered from stab wounds and was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Denise Alex-Bouzounis with the Columbus Divison of Police Public Information Unit e-mailed a statement to 10TV regarding the child's death:

"Any homicide is a tragedy but for a baby to have her life brutally taken is devastating for her family, the community and our officers on the scene and investigating this case."

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates.