A woman in Tulsa tied up two of her daughters, stabbed one of them 50 to 70 times and tried to set her house on fire to make sure the child would die, police said.
Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first-degree arson and child neglect complaints, according to The Tulsa World.
Ahmad got angry at her daughters "because of the way they were reading and looking at her," according to a police report.
Ahmad allegedly bound and gagged two of her daughters using duct tape and socks Monday night. The older daughter, who is 11, fought back, which made Ahmad stab her and hit her on the head with a pickaxe, police said.
While Ahmad stabbed the oldest daughter, the 8-year-old daughter helped the 9-year-old daughter escape and get to a relative's house, the report said.
Ahmad then burned her own phone, according to Fox23 in Tulsa, which set the kitchen on fire. She left the scene with the 8-year-old.
Ahmad wanted to burn down the house to "ensure that (the 11-year-old) was dead," the police report said.
Police said the 11-year-old had dozens of stab wounds along her torso and legs, neck, hands and face when she was found. She is in critical condition after having surgery. Police recovered two knives and a gardening tool from the scene.
Two women found Ahmad and the 8-year-old in a parking lot in the Tulsa arts district and notified authorities. The child was playing in the front seat and Ahmad was asleep in the back, according to The Tulsa World.
Ahmad had recently moved to Tulsa from Tennessee. She probably ended up stranded because “she likely didn’t have a plan in place or anywhere to go," Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Shane Tuell told the World.
Ahmad is being held in the Tulsa County Jail without bond. Her next court date is May 22, according to jail records. Her three children will be placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
[Photo: Tulsa County Jail]