Mother kills 11-year-old daughter to prevent her from having sex


ORLANDO | A woman accused of stabbing her daughter to death told investigators that she killed the 11-yearold to keep her from having sex, authorities in Florida said.

Rose Alcides Rivera, 28, arrived at a hospital in Orlando asking for help for her daughter on Sunday morning, but the girl was already dead from multiple stab wounds, sheriff’s investigators said. Ms. Rivera pulled a knife on hospital workers before she was arrested.

She later told investigators that she killed her daughter to “prevent her from having sex” with men, authorities said.

She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Aleyda Rivera.

The child had 15 stab wounds to her back and a defensive wound on her right arm.

Orange County sheriff’s investigators said the incident started early Sunday when the mother took her daughter to the home of a man and accused him of having sex with the child. Witnesses told detectives that the child denied having sex with anyone.

An arrest report said Ms. Rivera first denied stabbing the girl but eventually admitted to killing her.

According to the report, Ms. Rivera said she didn’t see her daughter having sex with the man and the girl did not tell her she was having sex.

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