16-year-old girl charged with attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Authorities arrested a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday on an attempted murder charge after the stabbing of another 16-year-old girl, Monica Hawkins, outside the Fountain Gate shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawkins was allegedly attacked last Friday and she was found injured around 1 p.m. local time (0300 UTC) on a footpath near the shopping centre. Hawkins was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital where she was admitted in serious condition. Emergency surgery was performed on her and she was discharged on Monday from the hospital.

The suspect, not named by authorities, allegedly fled the crime scene but was arrested on Tuesday.

The suspect attended the children's court yesterday and has been charged with attempted murder and intentionally causing serious injury.