Crime ‘Unsettling’: N.C. Woman Allegedly Stabbed Her 5-Year-Old Daughter to Death, Entered Neighbor’s Home and Slept in Bed
French prosecutors open terror probe in officer's killing
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened a terrorism investigation into the fatal stabbing Friday of a French police officer inside her police station near the historic Rambouillet chateau outside Paris. Fellow officers shot and killed the suspected attacker at the scene. The identity and motive of the assailant were not immediately clear, a national police spokesperson told The Associated Press. The police officer was a 49-year-old administrative employee in the station, the spokesperson said.
A woman in Henderson County, North Carolina allegedly stabbed her 5-year-old daughter to death. Penny Short Hartle, 50, was arrested April 25,the local sheriff’s office. The child was identified as Caroline Rose Cagle in a report.
Deputies said they got a report that Sunday morning regarding a stabbing. They arrived to find the 5-year-old at the home. She had died from her injuries, authorities said.
“It’s pretty unsettling,” neighbor Jan Harvey told. “We’re casual friends. I would take them stuff for their little girl: popcorn, things like that. I’ll be praying for the family.”
Suspected Attacker in Death of French Cop Stalked Station Ahead of Stabbing
French anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard told reporters Friday that the statements made by the suspected assailant in a Friday stabbing of a police official suggest he staked out the police station in advance.Police shot and killed the suspect after he stabbed the official to death just outside the Paris station. French media identified the suspect as a Tunisian-born French citizen with no criminal background or indicators of radicalization.
Another neighbor Joe Coch said a woman next door called him, and said “a lady came into her house and was sleeping in her bed.”
That “lady” was Hartle, according to this story. She went into a neighbor’s home about 1,000 yards from the murder scene, and climbed into a bed.
Coch said he tried to wake her up.
“She wouldn’t wake up,” he said. “A few minutes later she came out and got in a truck and sat down in it, and it looked like she was shredding paper. Her hands were kind of shaking and she acted like she didn’t know who she was.”
Neighbor Alan Wilson, who said he was the former brother-in-law of Caroline’s dad, said the man was a “wonderful father” to her.
“He worked hard, went to work every day and when he came home, all his time was with her,” Wilson said.
She killed 7 members of her own family while pregnant. Now her son could be orphaned by execution
Shabnam and her lover, Saleem, were found guilty of murdering seven members of her family and sentenced to hang. If she is executed, Shabnam will be first woman given the death penalty in India since 1955. She will leave behind a son, Bittu, who is appealing to the President Ram Nath Kovind to save her life.Sleepily, they emerged from their homes to find a horrific scene of mass murder.
Neighbors told WLOS that the father found Caroline unresponsive that Sunday morning.
“She was just a doll,” said Wilson. “She was Wayne’s princess.”
Hartle is charged with second-degree murder, and held without bond, said the sheriff’s office. The defendant is represented by the local public defender’s office, and waived her initial court appearance.
[Mugshot via Henderson County Sheriff’s Office]
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