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14-Year-Old-Girl Arrested For Murder
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Oklahoma City Police arrest a teenage girl in the death of a man more than twice her age. Officers arrested 14-year old Cienna Doddles Friday after a disturbance call in Southeast Oklahoma City.
"It's troubling to kids that are this age and involved in this type of activity," said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Wardlow says officers interviewed Doddles at police headquarters and found out she was possibly involved in the death of Tiyrell Lomach. Lomach was shot to death in Southwest Oklahoma City on September 16.
"It was at the conclusion of their interview that they decided she would be arrested for a number of charges to include the murder of Tiyrell Lomach," said Wardlow.
Doddles faces charges of homicide, burglary, robbery, and kidnapping. Although many are stunned that a teenage girl could commit such a violent crime, criminologists say Doddles case represents a shift in crime trends among women.
"We are seeing a rise in girls in the criminal justice system," said Dr. Howard Kurtz, a crimonologist, "and that has been steady for quite some time now."
Dr. Kurtz says the Liberation Model predicts as women divert from traditional roles in society, there could be a spike in crime. He says there is also a paradigm shift in how people view women in the criminal justice system.
Dr. Kurtz explained, "I think the general opinion of the courts, many years ago, whenever a young lady was involved with a crime, she probably did it because her boyfriend wanted her to."
Dr. Kurtz says gone are the days when women are considered victims who are told to shoot someone, but neighbors who live on Southwest 32nd, where the shooting happened, say they are in disbelief a teenage girl is accused of killing a 30-year old man.
"I think that's crazy, you don't really expect that from here," said Antonio Cueto.
Doddles is being held in the Oklahoma County Jail. Her mother declined an on-camera interview, but said she does not know what happened leading up to Doddles' arrest.
Posted: Monday, September 24 2012, 09:38 PM CDT
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