PA - Helen Miller, 19, stabbed to death by sister, 14, Manheim Twp., Feb 2021

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  1. Richrd

    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    26 February (Lower) Court Date*
    .
    Defendant:
    Claire Elaina Miller, 14

    - Manheim Township,
    Lancaster County,
    Pennsylvania -
    - Monday, 22 February 2021 -

    1)) Lancaster Online dot Com:
    Read the criminal complaint: Lancaster Country Day School student charged with killing her sister
    [GRAPHIC Text]

    2)) Google™ Supplements & Updates:
    Helen Miller - Claire Miller - PA - Google Search

    3)) Pennsylvania Court Docket:
    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Report/MdjDocketSheet?docketNumber=MJ-02102-CR-0000057-2021&dnh=Uu1OQZZnPnnCj8BLJcwwJA==
    via: Case Search

    4)) Historically:
    Cause of Death :: Stab Wound
    Manner of Death :: Homicide
    Mechanism of Death :: Exsanguination

    5)) PA "Juvenile Act"
    Pennsylvania Statutes Title 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure § 6301 | FindLaw
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    = Trademark
    Autopsy = Body Examination to Determine Cause & Manner of Death
    C.S.A. = Consolidated Statutes - Annotated
    DA = District Attorney
    Exsanguination = Major Blood Loss
    F/14 = Female / Age 14
    F/19 = Female / Age 19
    F1 = Felony-Grade Crime of the 1st Degree
    Fratricide = Killing of One's Sister
    LCP = Lancaster County Prison
    LE = Law Enforcement
    LWOP = Life With-Out Parole
    ME = Medical Examiner
    MJ = (Lower) Magisterial District Judge Court
    Ms. = Female Form of Mr. / Mister

    via = by-way-of
    YOA = Years of Age


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  2. Doghairrules

    Doghairrules Well-Known Member

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    This is so disturbing. I wonder how the parents slept through all of this - it doesn’t sound like they woke up until after LE arrived. But I also question an early decision to try a 14 yo as an adult, without knowing anything about what’s going on for her. Heartbreaking no matter what.
     
  3. realanastasia

    realanastasia Well-Known Member

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    "A Manheim Township teenager is charged with killing her older sister in her family home in the early morning hours on February 22, 2021. Officers with the Manheim Township Police Department were dispatched shortly after 1:00 am Monday, February 22, 2021, to the 1500 Block of Clayton Road, Manheim Township, after a female called 911 and reported that she had killed her sister. Arriving officers were met by Claire E. Miller F/14 who directed them to a bedroom where they found Helen M. Miller F/19 with a stab wound in her neck. Officers and EMS personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but they were unsuccessful. Information obtained so far determined that the incident happened during the overnight hours when the girls’ parents were asleep."

    IMO, it is unusual to see such a young accused person have their name publicly released and shared by the press: "The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the investigation and approved charging Claire Miller with Criminal Homicide. Miller will be arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David Miller. It is expected that Miller will be transported to Lancaster County Prison after arraignment on the charge of Homicide. Anyone charged with homicide in Pennsylvania is not eligible for bail. Claire Miller is being charged as an adult because homicide is not considered a delinquent act in Pennsylvania."

    Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: NEWS POST: 14 Year-Old Charged With Homicide of Sibling
     
  4. TobyWong*

    TobyWong* Well-Known Member

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    Ty for posting. Just waiting to here more..
     
  5. ChatteringBirds

    ChatteringBirds Well-Known Member

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    My heart goes out to their parents. May they be surrounded by caring support for a long time.
     
  6. realanastasia

    realanastasia Well-Known Member

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    The deceased young woman, HM, apparently had cerebral palsy and may have been non-verbal. Girl, 14, 'killed wheelchair-bound sister, 19, by stabbing her in neck'

    Edited to add: Felt weird about using The Sun as a source for my claim above (I know it's technically MSM, but it's just so...sleazy) so was able to verify that HM attended the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. https://hmsschool.imgix.net/media/2018/12/FamilyDirectory18-19.pdf
    The school is located in the University City section of Philadelphia, and has a residential program for students who live too far away to commute or who want to live on their campus as a transitional step between high school graduation and independent living.
     
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  7. Savemecastiel

    Savemecastiel Well-Known Member

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  8. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    This girl attends Lancaster Country Day.School. College Prep. Big time tuition.

    She'll need big time lawyer.

    Poor Helen. Poor parents. Poor 14 year old. Why?
     
  9. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    That was crazy to me. That's a good school.....not at all a place you'd expect a murdered to be lurking about. These poor parents :(.

    I think some of the Gosselin kids went there.
     
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  10. realanastasia

    realanastasia Well-Known Member

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    I feel like this will either be explained as a misguided attempt at a "mercy killing" (i.e., CM thought that HM was suffering due to her disability) OR the result of one sibling resenting the fact that their sibling demanded so much time/attention from their parents (through no fault of the sibling's own).
     
  11. Savemecastiel

    Savemecastiel Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking exactly this.
     
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  12. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Thanks again and again, @Richrd, for starting this sad thread and for giving us the info that you listed for us to read. :)
    Much appreciated!
     
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  13. ontheclock

    ontheclock Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure about the dynamics of this story, but a non-disabled 19 killed a disabled 14 sibling while parents are sleeping. Correct? Anything else?
     
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  14. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    Opposite. Non-disabled 14 year old killed 19-year-old disabled sister.
     
  15. Gibbo214

    Gibbo214 Former Member

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    No. An able bodied 14year old killed her disabled 19 year old sister.
     
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  16. ontheclock

    ontheclock Well-Known Member

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    Shoo, I'll go back and read. Sorry. Just trying to figure out what happened.
     
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  17. lisaNYC

    lisaNYC Well-Known Member

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    Here's the Complaint if you can't get it from the other links.
     
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  18. Gibbo214

    Gibbo214 Former Member

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    I know, hard to figure out. It looks like it was not a rage killing, with one stab wound to the throat.
     
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  19. Jsizzle

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    OMG this is awful!
     
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  20. ontheclock

    ontheclock Well-Known Member

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    It's an unusual story, in that, we don't often encounter these kind of cases. Sib on Sib. One disabled, one not. It's usually the parents. Do we have anymore background on the players? Thanks Richrd and lisaNYC.
     
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