Step on foot leads to stabbing at mall

Victim, 15, stabbed in arms, face, neck and back
June 11, 2009 7:06:50 AM PDT
Police in Delaware are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the parking lot of the Christiana Mall. Four females arrived at the mall on a DART bus at approximately 3:38 Wednesday afternoon.

The bus pulled up to the south side of the mall adjacent to the food court.

A 19-year-old woman and her friend, Jayd Jenita Hampton, got up and began to walk toward the exit. On her way out the 19-year-old accidentally stepped on the foot of a 14-year-old girl. A verbal argument ensued and the two eventually got off the bus.

The 14-year-old was accompanied by her 15-year-old friend.

Once in the parking lot the four girls began to fight. At one point Hampton and the 15-year-old girl were fighting one another. Hampton produced a folding knife and stabbed the girl several times the arms, face, neck and back.

Several bystanders intervened, separating the victim from Hampton.

Hampton and her 19-year-old friend immediately got back onto the DART bus and fled the scene.

Witnesses at the scene provided the bus number to responding Troopers. The bus was intercepted on Route 40 at Route 7 in Bear. Hampton was apprehended without incident.

The victim was transported from the scene to Christiana Hospital where she was treated for her multiple wounds.

Jayd Jenita Hampton will be formally charged with felony Assault and felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony.

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