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Teen accused of murder smiled, laughed after death stabbing the victim: reports

Teen accused of murder smiled, laughed after death stabbing the victim: reports

A 17-year-old girl laughed and laughed after she reportedly killed a classmate at a high school in Michigan, prosecutors said Friday during the court, according to ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.

Tanaya Lewis was accused of a count of first-degree murder in the stabbing in which a 16-year-old girl was killed, the British Justice Department of Macomb County told ABC News. She appeared on Friday morning at her hearing via a video chat, a photo that was published by WXYZ shows.

The dispute was apparently about a boy, said Warren Commissioner Bill Dwyer Wednesday in a press conference, adding that the teenagers were friends, but seemed to have a quarrel after they both went out with the boy.

PHOTO: Fitzgerald High School at Warren, Michigan, is shown in this Google Maps image.Google Maps
Fitzgerald High School at Warren, Michigan, is shown in this Google Maps image.

Lewis allegedly put the victim twice in the upper case – once in the heart – after approaching her on a Wednesday morning at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, a Detroit suburb, police said.

The confrontation took place during a class transition, WYXZ reported. The victim then tried to run away, but Lewis chased her and stabbed her, piercing her lung, according to WXYZ.

About 20 to 30 other students and their teacher were in class at the time, Dwyer said. No one else was injured.

PHOTO: People gather during a vigil for a student who was mortally stabbed in a classroom at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Mich., September 13, 2018.W X Y Z
People gather during a vigil for a student who is lethally stabbed in a classroom at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Mich., September 13, 2018.

After the teacher pushed her away, Lewis tried to bypass the teacher and shouted, "I'm going to kill her," the prosecutor told the court Friday, WXYZ reported. Witnesses told the authorities that they laughed and laughed after stabbing, according to the station.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and died less than an hour later, Dwyer said.

In Michigan, someone at the age of 17 is considered an adult in criminal law.

The male student whose attack was apparently over, who is 16 or 17 years old, is participating in the study, Dwyer said.

PHOTO: Warren Commissioner Bill Dwyer speaks at a press conference about the deathhung of a 16-year-old high school student in Warren, Mich., September 12, 2018. W X Y Z
Warren Commissioner Bill Dwyer speaks at a press conference about the deathhung of a 16-year-old high school student in Warren, Mich., September 12, 2018.

Dwyer described both the suspect and the victim as & # 39; straight-A students & # 39; who have never been in trouble. The victim was a member of the cross country team at the school, the robot club, color guard, fanfare band, National Honors Society and student council, Dwyer said.

Lewis made "some shots" when she was taken to the police station for questioning, Dwyer said.

On Friday, Lewis was refused the deposit and appears later in the courtroom this month, WXYZ reported. She did not make a case for the court.

ABC News could not immediately reach a lawyer for Lewis for comment.

Bill Hutchinson from ABC News contributed to this report.

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