Ohio teen killed attempting to stop fight

Sept. 12, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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HAMILTON, Ohio, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old girl in West Chester Township, Ohio, was fatally stabbed while trying to stop a fight involving dozens of teens, neighbors say.

Neighbors said Amber Robinson had been acting as a peacemaker in the clash between as many as 40 young people from West Chester and Hamilton County when she was stabbed once in the back by an assailant, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday.

Dr. Richard Burkhardt, the Butler County coroner, confirmed the single stab wound pierced Robinson's heart, killing the teen within minutes.

"I asked her, was she OK. It looked like she took her last breath after that," local resident Shontonia Brown, 22, said of Thursday night's incident. "There was a whole lot of blood. A life was taken over ignorance and stupidity. Her life was taken for nothing."

The cause of the clash, which followed an afternoon fight in the area, was not reported.

Police charged Khrendon D. Gray, 18, of Springfield Township with murder and issued an arrest warrant for Rashon Martin, 17, of Forest Park.

The Enquirer said Gray, who maintains his innocence, was being held on $1 million bond.

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