Mother allegedly kills 10-year-old daughter

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Police are investigating a stabbing that killed a 10-year-old girl in East Oakland Monday morning. 

The prime suspect in the case is the victim’s mother. 

OPD interim Chief of Police Darren Allison stated in a press conference that OPD received a call reporting a possible shooting or stabbing in the 4500 block of Bancroft Avenue. 

At the scene, police found a bloody knife. The original caller notified officers that the suspect had killed the victim. In the residence, they found a 10-year-old girl with critical injuries.

Life-saving aid was performed, but the child succumbed to their injuries and died. 

Police said the little girl had a slash across the neck. 

Officers found the suspect “harming themselves” with a knife. The suspect was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition from self-inflicted stab wounds. 

Police wouldn’t confirm the suspect’s identity, but Oakland City Supervisor Noel Gallo had spoken to the victim’s father.

“For me to hear that a 10-year-old lost their life by the mother it is insanity. Now seeing the father here and some of the relatives…it’s just really painful. I just can’t believe that’s going on here,” Gallo said.

Homicide Investigators responded to the scene to begin the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact OPD’s Homicide Division at 510-238-3821.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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