Mom stabbed to death in New Carlisle; 13-year-old daughter among suspects

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 3:33 AM
Updated: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 6:38 AM

A New Carlisle mother is dead and two teens have been detained on a murder charge after a triple stabbing at a North Church Street home early Thursday morning, said Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett.

A New Carlisle mother is dead and two teens have been detained on a murder charge after a triple stabbing at a North Church Street home early Thursday morning, said Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • A man and woman were stabbed at a North Church Street home.
  • The woman, 36-year-old Lee A. Moore, died at a hospital of her injuries.
  • The man, 56-year-old Paul Greear, has been released from a hospital.
  • Two girls, one 15 and the other 13, were booked on one count of murder and two counts of felonious assault.
  • The 13-year-old girl is the daughter of the stabbing victims.

The two teenage girls accused in the deadly stabbing conspired to kill both adults in the house as well as the 17-year-old male who helped subdue the attacker, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said. 

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Deputies dispatched to the home found Lee Ann Moore, Paul Greear had been injured in an apparent assault, as well as the 17-year-old identified as the son of Moore and Greear. 

Deputies, in interviews, determined the 13-year-old suspect -- who is the daughter of Moore and Greear -- initiated conversation with the 15-year-old suspect and both conspired to have the older girl enter the house during the night with the younger girl's help and assault and kill Moore, Greear and the 17-year-old.

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Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 300 block of North Church Street about 3 a.m. after a 15-year-old girl broke into the home and attacked the victims, said Burchett.

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Once on the scene, deputies reportedly found Moore unresponsive on the floor and Greear suffering from a stab wound to neck.

Greear and his son were able to wrestle the 15-year-old to the ground and held her for deputies, said Burchett.

Moore and Greear were taken to Grandview Hospital, where Moore died. Greear has since been released from the hospital.

The 13-year-old girl is believed to have helped plan the attack, according to sheriff’s office.

“It just makes you wonder where society is going nowadays,” said Burchett. “Where is this going to end at?”

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Both teens are being detained in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Tecumseh Superintendent Paula Crew said she was informed both teens were students in the district. District officials are working with the sheriff’s department and are still gathering information.

Crew said she will consider releasing additional details once they learn more.

“I’m going to wait to see what that information is,” she said.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.