Nashville police: Teen charged with stabbing death of 14-year-old girl

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A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with criminal homicide after a stabbing killed another teenager on Monday, Nashville police said.

The stabbing follows a fight that started between two teenagers inside a Walmart in the 3400 block of Dickerson Pike late Monday night, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. Malia Powell, 14, was fatally stabbed in the parking lot near a bus stop.

The victim and the accused teenager, each with their own group of friends, had a brief verbal exchange inside the store before parting ways, police said. The 16-year-old left Walmart towards the bus stop as Powell got into a car heading towards the other group.

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The 16-year-old challenged Powell to a fight, police said. The two were fighting when the 16-year-old stabbed Powell in the neck with a penknife, police said.

Powell died in hospital.

The Tennessean is not naming the teenager who is charged because he is underage.

Find journalist Rachel Wegner at [email protected] or on Twitter @rachelannwegner.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville teen charged with stabbing death of 14-year-old girl

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