DALLAS -- Since last Saturday, Jimmy McCullough's life has been turned upside down. He has a mother in the hospital and an 11-year-old sister charged with stabbing her.

'You can't really prepare yourself to hear your sister stabbed your mother nine times,' McCullough said.

The 22-year-old man said he doesn't live in the home, but practically raised the young girl, who is now in juvenile detention custody.

McCullough's mother, Toshia Edmonson, is currently at Methodist Dallas where she is recovering from her injuries to the head, neck, and back.

According to the Dallas police report, the girl, whose identity was not released because she is a minor, was dropped off at an apartment in the 5100 block of Village Fair Dr. near I-35E and Overton Rd. at 11:45 p.m. last Friday and she was upset that she had to be home. She told police her mother told her she was giving her away and shoved her into a couch.

Police say later that night, the 11-year-old went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife and stabbed her mother nine times while she was sleeping.

McCullough tells News 8 something isn't right. He wasn't in the home at the time, but said there was never any abuse. He cannot explain what happened, but said there must have been an 'evil spirit' in that home that night.

Even his mother told McCullough over the phone that her daughter didn't seem herself.

'The chemistry between them -- if you ever see them, you'll be like, 'That mother and daughter got a good bond,'' McCullough said.

The 11-year-old has been described as a young, smart, and quiet girl.

'She is not a monster -- [she] is a very sweet girl... Very sweet and innocent girl,' McCullough said.

The 11-year-old is currently at a local juvenile detention facility awaiting a hearing next week.

Family is unsure when Toshia Edmonson will be able to return home from the hospital.


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