Taheera Ahmad, mother of three, stabs eldest daughter 60 times, absconds with youngest after setting kitchen on fire
Taheera Ahmad is accused of gagging and binding her three girls, slashing the eldest daughter setting their house on fire and running away with her youngest daughter.
Taheera Ahmad is accused of gagging and binding her three girls, slashing the eldest daughter several times with a knife, setting their house on fire and fleeing with her youngest daughter who is just seven years old.
In fact, the horror mom stabbed her 11-year-old daughter so many times that investigators were unable to count the number of wounds inflicted on her, reported the Star Telegram
Unexplainably, the 11-year-old somehow survived the brutal assault. The law enforcement authorities conducted a frantic search for the runaway mother and her youngest daughter Hafsa Haylie.
As the eldest fights for her life in critical condition at a hospital in Tusla, the police were fearing for the little girl's safety who was kidnapped by her mother and thus issued an Amber Alert on Monday night, according to KOCO.
Officer Jeanne MacKenzie, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department, said at a press conference on Monday that the traumatized 9-year-old middle daughter provided a witness statement.
She said, "The 11-year-old was stabbed so many times that officers on scene couldn’t count them"
"The witness stated that earlier in the evening the mother had duct taped their hands put socks in their mouths and then stabbing the 11-year-old."
According to MacKenzie, the two younger children had somehow managed to escape and run from their mother to a relative's house, calling for help. However, Ahmad was able to abduct the youngest and flee by the time the police arrive at the house.
Reportedly, Ahmad left the crime scene either in a black 2005 Lexus RX300 with paper tags, or a 2011 Ford Escape, or a navy blue Ford sedan, police said at the time.
Authorities said that there was no known history of domestic violence or child abuse in their family and that Ahmad may have been suffering from drug-related issues or mental distress.
When investigators entered the house, they found the kitchen ablaze in high flames and the 11-year-old lying unconscious with multiple stab wounds. Fox23 recorded a footage at the scene showing firefighters and the police inspecting the family home.
Ahmad was finally located at around 12.30 pm on Tuesday near 300 North Main in Tulsa in a parking lot. The seven-year-old child she had abducted was also found safe and in a stable condition.
According to the police, passers-by noticed the vehicle that was put on alert in the neighborhood and immediately contacted authorities. They even said that Ahmad had been hiding in the same parking lot for 17 hours before she was tracked down by cops. She was immediately taken into custody without resistance.
Taheera Ahmad has now admitted to the said crime, police reported. She claims that she became upset with her children and tied down two of her children's limbs with duct tape. When her eldest daughter tried to fight back, she stabbed her 50 to 60 times and bludgeoned her head with a pickaxe.
Investigators found out that the nine-year-old middle daughter was able to escape from her mother and reach a relative who lives down the same street, to get help. As the minor was duct taped, it took her over an hour to get to the family's home, according to authorities.
Ahmad has been arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Other charges include the abuse of a child and first-degree arson.
According to law enforcement, Ahmad lived in Tennessee and Texas in the past.
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