In a horrific case, a mother stabbed her 11-year-old daughter, and ran away with her eight-year-old girl. An Amber Alert was issued, and fortunately, the girl was found safe, and the mother was arrested.
On May 14, a search began for 39-year-old Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, who fled the scene of a stabbing and fire with her eight-year-old daughter, Hafsa Hayle, also known as Hafsa Hussein. Ahmad reportedly stabbed her 11-year-old daughter before attempting to set her house on fire.
|About Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad|
|Known As||Kashmir Jackson, Tay Tay tha Tenacious|
|Birth||December 18, 1978|
|CHARGES||Assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, First-degree arson, Abuse of Child|
The mother of three is accused of gagging and binding two of her daughters in their house on the 500 block of Mohawk Boulevard in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
According to reports, the eight-year-old girl helped her nine-year-old sister escape, after Ahmad stabbed her eldest daughter multiple times.
Where Were They Found?
Ahmad and Hafsa were found shortly after 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday (May 15) afternoon, in a parking lot near Cameron and Main Streets. Authorities located the two after a call from Anastasia Brazendeh and Emily Wilson indicated that they saw Ahmad’s 2002 black Lexus SUV.
The two women were reportedly going for lunch and talking about the Amber Alert when they saw Hafsa sitting inside the car.
Wilson explained that Hafsa looked like she was alone. As she worried about a young girl being alone in downtown Tulsa, she realized it was the missing girl, and called the police.
She added that Hafsa was “in a good mood” and “playing with the steering wheel at one point with a smile on her face.” Ahmad was sleeping in the backseat of the car.
After her arrest, Taheerah Ahmad reportedly told authorities that she was upset “because of the way [her daughters] were reading and looking at her.”
She was reportedly “very upset” with Hafsa, and called one daughter “the devil” while “expressing hatred for another.”
The 11-year-old victim was allegedly stabbed between 50 and 70 times in her torso, and had puncture wounds on her legs, hands, neck, and face. She was unconscious while being treated in the hospital, and underwent intubation to help administer medication.
Ahmad reportedly restrained her daughters in their home, but the 11-year-old fought back. The mother claimed she stabbed the girl in self-defense. According to the police report, the 11-year-old was also hit over the head multiple times with a pickaxe. Ahmad’s reason behind burning down the house was to “ensure that the [11-year-old] was dead,” the report added.
Who Is Taheerah Ahmad?
Born Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad on December 18, 1978, she is described as 6’0″ tall, and weighs 150 pounds. She goes by Kashmir Jackson on Facebook.
At this time, it is unclear whether Ahmad is married, or the identity of her daughters’ father. However, authorities state he is in Tennessee, from where Ahmad recently moved, and was unaware of her location when the Amber Alert was issued.
No Criminal History
Officer Jeanne MacKenzie with Tulsa police said that there is no known history of domestic violence or child abuse. However, she did indicate that there were “some issues talked about within the family.”
What Her Kids Had to Say
During the investigation, one of Ahmad’s daughters told investigators that her mother held them “hostage” for the past week without food or water.
She added that Ahmad “often threatened to stab them if they ever attempted to leave their bedrooms without permission.”
Ahmad told investigators that she was in the downtown area with Hafsa because she did not plan on her actions, and did not know where to go.
Tulsa Arts District Sgt. Shane Tuell said that the three girls will be placed in the custody of Department of Human Services, who sat in on Ahmad’s interview with police.
Currently, Taheerah Ahmad is in Tulsa County Jail. She is charged with first-degree arson, assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and child neglect complaints.
If the 11-year-old does not survive, first-degree murder charges will be added to the list.