CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl in the Loop on Tuesday.
According to Chicago police, Egypt Otis, of Oak Lawn, is facing one count of murder in the first degree.
Police say Otis is accused of stabbing the teen girl twice in the chest following an altercation while in the 0-100 block of West Van Buren Street, just before 11:30 p.m.
The 16-year-old girl, who was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Heaven Taylor, was taken to the hospital following the stabbing and later died from her injuries.
Police say Otis was arrested in the 0-100 block of North Kildare Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Editor’s Note: Chicago police had announced charges in the fatal stabbing of Heaven Taylor early Thursday, but later retracted the information and said it was “disseminated in error.”