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Old 07-14-04, 01:04 PM
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14-Year Old Girl Accused Of Stabbing Father 100 Times Caught In Florida

http://www.local6.com/news/3527228/d...107142004&ts=H

Teen Charged With Murdering Dad Caught In Florida
14-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Father 100 Times

POSTED: 6:17 am EDT July 14, 2004
UPDATED: 11:21 am EDT July 14, 2004

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- A 14-year-old girl on the run after being charged with murdering her father has been arrested in Florida, authorities said.

Kayla Marie LaSala had been under house arrest at an uncle's house and fled on July 3 after allegedly removing an electronic monitoring device from her ankle and gluing it to a cat.

A tip came in to detectives on Tuesday that she was in an Orlando, Fla., suburb with a 25-year-old man after her case was featured on the Web site of the television show "America's Most Wanted," according to a report.

LaSala faces trial Sept. 7 as an adult on a first-degree murder charge for the Feb. 23 death of her father, Stephen LaSala, who was stabbed 100 times.

Kayla LaSala apparently met Troy Gilmore from Altamonte Springs, Fla., on the Internet, Mercer County sheriff's Sgt. A.D. Beasley told WVNS-TV.

Beasley said she was arrested at Gilmore's house after officers tracked him down at his job on Tuesday and he told them LaSala was there.

LaSala will be extradited back to West Virginia and prosecutors will ask that her bond be revoked. Gilmore faces abduction charges in West Virginia and additional charges in Florida, Beasley said.


You have to wonder what could have happened in her 14 years of living, that would give her so much rage as to stab her dad 100 times.

Stabbing someone is so much more personal than shooting them and stabbing them 100 times, which would have taken at least 2 minutes, just seems incomprehensible. Especially considering that she is only 14 years old.

She seems to have adult intent and actions, but I am hesitant to agree with charging her as an adult. If she were 15, then I would have no problem, but then again kids these days have experienced so much more than their age should afford.

There must be more to this story. Maybe her dad abused her in some way. It should be an interesting story to follow in the coming months. But she was pretty smart to glue the monitoring device to her cat.

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House arrest? For stabbing somebody 100 times? That's the real problem.
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It was an accident, her hand just happened to slip...let her be.
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Maybe her dad abused her in some way.

Yeah, the guys must've done some evil shit to get the 100 stabs. Either that, or the girl's psycho. I'm leaning towards child molester father.
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Autistic habits?
1 2 3 ... 99 100
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Do you think that the people who were monitoring her got all confused as to why she kept climbing into the neighbor's tree?

Yes, I like to focus on the important details in a story.
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Originally posted by Goldblum
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Maybe she'll use a defense ala the musical Chicago.

"But judge, he ran into my knife 100 times"
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14 year-old girls have breastassists that big?
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Originally posted by Goldblum
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And if it turns out her father raped her on a daily basis?
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who decides that the girl can be tried as an adult?
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
14 year-old girls have breastassists that big?
not exactly a thin girl we're talking about
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"Your Honor, I was just holding the knife, and my Dad fell on it. He fell on it a hundred times."
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Originally posted by phraseturner
"Your Honor, I was just holding the knife, and my Dad fell on it. He fell on it a hundred times."
Seen <i>Chicago</i> much?

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Is "Chicago" going to be the new "Take the Lump Sum"?
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She should use the OJ excuse
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Perhaps she fled so that she may attempt to find the real killer? She removed her tracking device and attached it on the cat to buy time, fearing that she may be suspected for her father's death.
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74 times I can understand, but one hundred?

Although, the obsessive compulsive side of me would keep stabbing until I was on an even number that was also a multiple of 5, and then I would do the same number with my other hand. But that's just me.
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To say she carried a lot of anger is putting it lightly. In any event she needs help no matter what her motives. Another paper says 10 times and not 100.

Note to Detective Lowe: Do not use the word "sharp" when discussing a girl who confessed to stabbing her dad 10 times.

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Originally posted by Canadian Bacon
She should use the OJ excuse
Will "I'm a celebrity, let me go" work for her?
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Though it is not clear right now, I wonder if her dad objected to her seeing the 25 year old guy and she went ballistic on him with the knife????

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Originally posted by kvrdave
Although, the obsessive compulsive side of me would keep stabbing until I was on an even number that was also a multiple of 5, and then I would do the same number with my other hand. But that's just me.

Whoa... it's like looking in a mirror!
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Re: 14-Year Old Girl Accused Of Stabbing Father 100 Times Caught In Florida

I thought this part was pretty funny:

Originally posted by mrpayroll
after allegedly removing an electronic monitoring device from her ankle and gluing it to a cat.


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