Police: Girl Stabbed Uncle To Death During Fight

Updated: 11/11/10 3:42 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl stabbed her uncle to death during an argument in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said.

At 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, the 34-year-old uncle was arguing with his 18-year-old niece at their home in the 1700 block of North Sawyer Avenue, according to Shakespeare District Police Captain Marc Buslik.

As he picked up a bottle of hot sauce to hit her with, she pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck, Buslik said.

The uncle is identified as James Daniels, 34, of the 3700 block of West Ferdinand Street. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday determined Daniels died of a stab wound to the neck and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Although a Grand Central Area detective said the two lived together with other people in a second floor apartment on the Sawyer Avenue block, the medical examiner cites a different home address for Daniels.

There have been no prior reported domestic violence incidents at the Sawyer Avenue address.

The niece remains in custody at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, although no charges have yet been filed.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Da King Vulture,Atl

    Dammmm, Love hurts!!!

  • Jan

    More and more I’m finding that whoever writes these articles online definitely need to go back to basic “grammar” school. The mistakes in spelling, facts and grammar are ridiculous.

  • jv

    can some one please explain it to me how this could happen?
    At 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, the 34-year-old uncle was arguing with his 18-year-old niece
    he was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday,????

  • Mariann Pepitone

    jv This article does not state he died at 9:09pm. He was admitted to the hospital after 10:10pm where he died later. And charges should have been filed immediately. What were they waiting for. The knew she stabbed him. She needs a life prison term.

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