WEAVERVILLE, NC (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina juvenile has been charged in the stabbing death of his sister.
News outlets report that a news release issued by Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Natalie Bailey says deputies found the body of 18-year-old Kayla Desiree Hensley on her family’s street Saturday night. The incident report says she died from severe cuts from a knife at the residence in a Weaverville mobile home park.
"Somebody just knocked on my door, and said someone killed his sister that lives above us up here," a 911 caller told dispatchers, according to WLOS.
When the caller was asked who the person was, the caller replied: "I have no idea. He's got blood all over him."
The caller said the person at the door claimed to be trying to escape his sister's killer. The 911 dispatcher advised the caller not to let the person into the house.
According to WHNS, a male juvenile suspect, later identified as Hensley's brother, was taken into custody after deputies spoke with him at the scene.
Hensley’s brother has been charged with first-degree murder and is in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s juvenile justice division. His exact age hasn’t been released.
Deputies say the incident was domestic in nature. No further details have been released.
A GoFundMe page has been created to support Hensley's family.
One of Henley's co-workers said she was hearing-impaired and a wonderful girl.
"Kayla was always smiling at work. Her smile could make even a bad day good. She was like a ray of sunshine," Misty Gossman said.