11-year-old girl with knife attacks her mother who grounded her for smoking

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) An 11-year-old girl held a knife while telling her mother she wants her dead for grounding her for smoking, according to police in Michigan.

The Battle Creek Police Department said that they have arrested the girl on a charge of aggravated assault, and she could be tried as an adult and sentenced to up to life in prison.

According to the mother, after grounding her 11-year-old daughter for smoking, an argument broke out. When things calmed down a bit, the mother went to bed.

The girl then grabbed a large knife from the kitchen and went into her mother's bedroom. The girl told her mother that she was going to die for grounding her.

The 30-year-old mother called police after her daughter became violent. At one point there was a physical confrontation, and the daughter pushed her mother down.

When police officers arrived at the scene, the girl admitted she was trying to kill her mother.