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Teen Accused Of Stabbing Sister To Death

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2014

A 14-year-old Saline County girl is accused of stabbing her 13-year-old sister to death.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, First Degree Murder charges against 14-year-old Sierra R. Niehaus are requested. She is accused in the death of her 13-year-old sister. Sierra is being held in the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City.

The case stems from the death of 13-year-old Galazia Niehaus. The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing at about 1:45 in the morning on Friday. When officers arrived at the scene in Northwest Saline County they found the body of Galazia, who had been stabbed to death.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation, and processed a second crime scene. Following the stabbing, Sierra drove to the home of a friend in South Salina, the daughter of Saline County Sheriff Lt. Sean Kochanowski. A vehicle belonging to the Niehaus family was abandoned near Salina South High School. The KBI gathered evidence in and around that vehicle.

A call to first responders was first placed from the South Salina home.

Sierra and Glazia Niehaus were both students in the Ell-Saline school district. Sierra’s first appearance in Saline County District Court is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

14-year-old Sierra Niehaus (left) is accused of stabbing to death her 13-year-old sister Galazia Niehaus (right).

14-year-old Sierra Niehaus (left) is accused of stabbing to death her 13-year-old sister Galazia Niehaus (right).

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