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Girl, 9, stabbed her grandmother after being told to turn off TV, police say

FLORENCE, SC -- Police say a 9-year-old girl stabbed her grandmother in the back after being told to turn off the TV show she was watching, according to news reports.

Police told the Florence Morning News and other local news outlets that the incident occurred after the child's mother left the house and the girl began to argue with her grandmother about turning the TV back on.

As the older woman was sitting down reading a newspaper, the girl approached her with a kitchen knife and stabbed her in the back, said Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines told NBC affiliate WMBF-TV.

The grandmother was treated and released from the hospital, while the Department of Social Services placed the child in the custody of another relative, Raines told the paper.

The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, will be charged in family court, the Morning News reported. She was placed in the custody of another relative while she awaits charges in family court.

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