A 15-year-old girl is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing her father Monday night, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Maj. John Allard said the girl stabbed her father in his upper body with a household knife during a dispute outside their home on Wescott Road near Irmo. The father was taken to a local hospital and received treatment for a single stab wound that was non-life threatening.
According to Allard the circumstances of the dispute between the girl and her father remain under investigation. Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies transported the girl to a pre-trial juvenile detention center off Broad River Road in Columbia.
Allard said detectives recommended that the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecute the girl as a juvenile in family court in Lexington County for attempted murder.