Friday, June 14, 2019

Indiana teen gets 45 years for fatally stabbing mother

An Indiana teen who fatally stabbed her mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

On Wednesday, 17-year-old Chastinea Reeves was sentenced by a Lake Superior Court judge as part of a plea deal, the Chicago Tribune, WGNTV and NWI Times report.

During the hearing, the teen told the judge she regretted murdering her mother.

“If I could go back, I wouldn’t do it,” Reeves said. “I do miss my mother.”

In Feb. 2017, Reeves’s mother, Jamie Garnett, 34, was found dead in their Gary home she had been stabbed 60 times. An AMBER Alert was issued for Reeves, then 15, who was located and taken into custody, Fox32 reported at the time.

She was charged with murder and in May pleaded guilty, accepting a plea deal, according to the Tribune.

“Your being young doesn’t impress me. You knew better. You knew better than this,” Judge Diane Boswell told Reeves Wednesday.

It’s unclear what motivated Reeves to kill her mother.


  1. She will come out at 62 oh what a waste.shame on mom died when I was 14 .I would have done any thing for her to live but god knows the best .and this idiot butcherd her mom can you imagine she stabbed her 60 times this girl deserve to die