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Ethiopian Maid Stabs 11-Year-Old Girl to Death in Riyadh

An 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death in her home in Riyadh after an Ethiopian nanny attacked the girl and her brother while their parents were at work.

The uncle of the children said that the maid started work at the family house 10-days ago, coming from their grandmother’s house in another city, so she could go home from Riyadh airport as she has finished her employment contract.

The maid and the children were alone in the apartment when the incident happened, as the mother was at work. The maid at noon started acting weird talking to herself and crying, the kids didn’t understand and left her alone. Ali went to his room while his sister Nawal went and sat in the living room.

Ali, as he told his family, heard his sister screaming he went to the living room to see the maid stabbing his sister to death when he tried to stop her she started stabbing him 14 times.

Ali could get away from the maid and ran to the bathroom and locked the door, he called his mother from his cellphone and told her what was happening before he fainted.

The mother of the children immediately informed the police and the Civil Defense of the incident. The door of the house was broken by the civil defense, authorities declared the girl dead, and the injured child Ali was transferred to King Khaled University Hospital while the maid was arrested.