Texas Jury Convicts Girl, 14, in Friend's Fatal Stabbing

14-year-old sentenced to 25 years in custody

A Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl in the fatal stabbing of her friend.

According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.

She is scheduled to be sentenced Friday and faces anywhere from probation to 40 years in prison. Her name has not been released because of her age.

NBC 5's media partner KRLD reports the 14-year-old girl was sentenced to 25 years in custody. She'll be in juvenile detention until her 19th birthday, then transfer to an adult prison.

Prosecutors say the girl stabbed Nylah in the neck and chest after a fight at an apartment complex in Fort Worth. The girl was 13 at the time of the attack.

During testimony, the girl admitted killing Nylah but said "she was like a sister to me."

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