A distraught teenager who allegedly killed her older sister reportedly told police officers she would have “killed someone sooner” if she had known she could eat McDonald’s.
Claire Miller, 14, was given the fast-food breakfast after she was accused of fatally stabbing her 19-year-old disabled sister Helen in 2021, according to Patriot-News.
“Oooh, McDonald’s,” Martin Miller told police during a court hearing Tuesday. “I would have killed someone sooner if I knew I was going to get McDonald’s.”
She also admitted that she had her sister “Michael Myers’ed” while she was in her juvenile detention cell, referring to the character from the 1978 horror film Halloween.
The startling comment came as Miller heard her cellphone ring with the film’s theme song, according to Patriot News.
The strange revelations came out this week during a hearing to determine whether Miller, now 16, should be tried as an adult after she was accused of killing her sleeping sister in her bed with a kitchen knife at the family home last year to have.
Every murder indictment in Pennsylvania begins in adult court but can be filed in juvenile court, where the treatment has a greater focus, the newspaper reported.
Police responded to the family home just after 1 a.m., where Miller emerged with bloodied pants and blood on her hands. She repeatedly told police, “I stabbed my sister,” the Patriot-News reported, citing court records.
Both the prosecution and the defense offered differing statements and arguments about whether Miller should be tried as an adult or a juvenile and whether she can be rehabilitated, according to local reports.
“We love both. I know Claire didn’t want that. We lost Helen and we don’t want to lose Claire too,” mother Marie Miller testified Monday, according to WGAL. “We don’t want her to be penalized, denied help and locked away for a long time for something that was out of her control. We must not lose them too.”
The older sister had cerebral palsy and was wheelchair bound, according to the WGAL.
Two psychologists told the court that Miller suffered from psychosis, depression and anxiety, and Miller told them she heard voices that even prompted her to attempt to slit her throat the night her sister was killed, reported WGAL.
Prosecutors argued text messages showed Miller intended to hurt others.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Muller argued in court that Miller was “a kid who had everything but was obsessed with murder,” WGAL reported.
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