Before being arrested, hospital staff said that Rivera pulled out a knife and threatened them. When police spoke with Rivera later, she told them that she had to stab her daughter to prevent her from having sex with men. She has since been charged with the first-degree murder of Aleyda Rivera.
Police said that the girl had 15 stab wounds to her back and a defensive wound to her arm. Investigators told police that the incident started Sunday when Rivera took her daughter to a man’s house and accused him of having sex with the child. The child denied having sex with anyone.
Rivera first denied stabbing the girl but then admitted to killing her. Rivera then told detectives that she believes her daughter is in heaven.
Rivera claimed that her daughter did not tell her that she was having sex with the man and she also did not witness it.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
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