Queensland girl, 13, who stabbed teen in heart walks free

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl who stabbed a teenager in the heart, nearly killing her, has walked free from court.

The attacker, who was sentenced to probation yesterday, was involved in a fight with a group of teenagers on February 1 last year when she was punched, dragged to the ground and ran away crying.

The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told a 15-year-old girl "I'm going to stab you" and went home to get two knives.

In Townsville Children's Court yesterday, Crown prosecutor Andrew Walklate said someone in the house took the knives off the girl, but she retrieved two more and returned to the fight.

"She says 'Who's ready to die now?' (and) walks towards (the victim). She's swinging the knives in her hand, she lifts one knife in front of her head, she brings it down, stabbing (the victim) in the chest area," he said.

Judge Douglas McGill said according to a pre-sentence report, the girl who was stabbed had said "disrespectful things" about the attacker's grandmother, who had recently died.

More on this at the Townsville Bulletin

The girl pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.

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