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Scottsboro teen to be charged as adult for stabbing mother

Tyra Horton is charged with domestic violence for allegedly stabbing her mother. Tyra Horton is charged with domestic violence for allegedly stabbing her mother.
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after she allegedly stabbed her mother repeatedly at their Scottsboro home Monday night.

Tyra Horton was charged with domestic violence and will be charged as an adult.

The victim is recovering from several stab wounds.

She said while she was on her way to Huntsville Hospital, her biggest concern was that her daughter would do something to herself.

Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe said the incident happened on the 100 block of Oakwood Circle during an argument between the mother and daughter.

36-year-old Ledelthia Moser said it was around 9:30 when her daughter turned violent, stabbing Moser in the neck, torso, and back.

She said the back stab wound is the most serious because it was near her kidney.

Tyra fled, but Dawe said she was apprehended on Tuesday afternoon.

Now recovering at home, Moser said her daughter has mental and emotional problems.

Moser said she hopes the incident will now allow her daughter to get the help she needs.

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