Police: Tulsa mom stabbed eldest daughter up to 70 timesMay 16, 2018 9:21pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police.

Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities accuse her of attacking her 11-year-old daughter Monday night and fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter. The younger daughter, who authorities initially said was 7, was found safe with her mother.

Ahmad was being held Wednesday on complaints of arson, child abuse and assault and battery with the intent to kill. She was jailed without bond.

The 11-year-old girl remained in critical condition.

According to an arrest report, Ahmad told investigators she was upset with her children "because of the way they were reading and looking at her." Police said Ahmad bound and gagged her three daughters, then attacked the eldest. Police have not said what the girls were reading.

The 8-year-old girl helped her 9-year-old sister escape, and the middle child ran to a neighbor for help, police said. When officers arrived, they found the 11-year-old girl in the burning home and Ahmad and the youngest child missing.

The arrest report said the eldest girl fought back while Ahmad was restraining her three daughters, which prompted Ahmad to stab her an estimated "50 to 70 times." The report said Ahmad also struck the girl over the head several times with a pickaxe before setting the house on fire.

The 11-year-old had dozens of stab wounds to the torso along with puncture wounds to her legs, neck, hands and face, according to the report.

The report said Ahmad wanted to burn down the residence to "further ensure that (the 11-year-old) was dead."

The report says investigators also interviewed Ahmad's 9-year-old daughter, who said her mother had held her and her sisters hostage for a week prior to the attack and "forced them to stay in their rooms without food or water."

The girl also said her mother threatened to stab the daughters if they attempted to leave their rooms and became very upset with the girls on the day of the attack, referring to at least one of them as "the devil," according to the report.

Video from Tulsa television station KOTV that captures Ahmad's arrest shows her youngest daughter, wearing a dress and a brightly-colored hat, playing in their SUV as officers led Ahmad away in handcuffs.

Ahmad declined to comment to reporters later Tuesday as officers transported her to jail.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell said Ahmad may never have been arrested if two women hadn't spotted Ahmad's vehicle in downtown Tulsa. One of the women, Emily Wilson, told the Tulsa World that she and a friend decided to call the police after seeing the 8-year-old girl inside the vehicle.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008 file photo, Track Palin, son of then-Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, attends the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year. A lawyer for Track Palin, 29, says proceedings in veterans court, part of the Alaska court system's therapeutic court system, should be off-limits. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Palin's son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings
UFC fighter Nick Diaz arrested on domestic violence chargeUFC middleweight fighter Nick Diaz has been arrested in Las Vegas and accused of domestic violence
The Latest: Coroner confirms body is that of missing boyThe Sedgwick County coroner's office has identified the body of a child as that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez.
FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, officer Mark Dallas is honored during graduation ceremonies at Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill. Dallas told NBC's Today Show he was in his Dixon High School office May 16 when he heard gunfire in the hallway. Dallas says he recognized the gunman and knew he needed to stop him from entering the gym, where graduation rehearsal was begin held. Dallas says he yelled at Matthew Milby Jr. and the two exchanged shots. Dallas chased Milby outside, where he took Milby into custody after shooting him in the shoulder. (Brian Cassella /Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
Officer recounts stopping gunman at Illinois high school
People wait to be allowed to return to their cars as the sun sets following a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Police say a man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant and opened fire, wounding two people, before being shot dead by an armed civilian in the parking lot. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering
Texas officer arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty deputyA Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother who also worked in law enforcement during what may have been a welfare check

Related Searches

Related Searches