Erica Hall

Police in Mississippi are investigating the death of 32-year-old Erica Hall. Her two daughters, ages 12 and 14, have been arrested on murder charges in the case.

(Meredith) --  Two sisters, ages 12 and 14, have been arrested on murder charges after their mother was found dead outside their Mississippi home, authorities said.

Erica Hall, 32, died Friday night after the girls allegedly stabbed her multiple times and shot her once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun, Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton told the Enterprise-Journal.

Relatives who live nearby found Hall laying on the ground outside her home in Magnolia following the attack, WLBT reported.

“She was stabbed in the back. The knife was still in her back,” Hall’s aunt, Robin Coney, told the station.

Amariyona Hall

Amariyona Hall, 14, is seen in this mugshot provided by the Pike County Sheriff's Office.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate Hall, but she could not be saved. Hall leaves behind two other daughters, ages 16 and one.

Authorities have not released many details about what led to the shooting, but family members said the girls and their mother had been arguing beforehand.

The 14-year-old daughter, Amariyona Hall, has been charged as an adult and is being held in the Pike County jail on a $150,000 bond. The younger daughter, whose name has not been released, is being held in the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center in Natchez. 

Mental health evaluations are pending for both. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.

Copyright 2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.