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Tyasia Jackson Sasha Lamaya Ray

Ty’Aisa Jackson, 14, rejected a plea deal Wednesday and will now face life in prison for stabbing her 2-year-old sister to death, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

She will be tried as an adult.

RELATED: 13-Year-Old Girl Charged With Killing Her 2-Year-Old Sister

As previously reported by NewsOne, the Dekalb County, Georgia teen, who was 13-years-old at the time, was reportedly babysitting her younger, Sasha Lamaya Ray, and her other siblings when the murder occurred on November 19, 2012.

Jackson called her stepfather (and Sasha’s biological father), Shelton Ray, and said the toddler was missing. Ray rushed home and found his daughter bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds in the backyard of their home on North Waldrop Trail in Decatur.

“She died in my arms,” Ray said.

Though the teen rejected the plea deal, her mother, Haneefa Ray, is begging a judge to send the case to juvenile court.

“I don’t think she should be tried as an adult and go to adult jail,” said a tearful Haneefa, the mother of both the toddler and the teen.

Jackson provided no motive for her heinous act of violence.

Read more from the AJC below:

While the teen’s mother asked Wednesday that a judge send the case back to juvenile court, prosecutors offered the chance at serving 10 years of a 20-year sentence if she pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

“I don’t think she should be tried as an adult and go to adult jail,” said a tearful Haneefa Ray, the mother of both the toddler and the teen.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams said he didn’t believe he had the discretion to send the case back to a juvenile court.

“We believe that reducing the charge from murder to manslaughter is a major concession,” said DeKalb County Assistant District Attorney Darius Pattillo.

Without the deal, Ty’Aisa Jackson could face life if convicted as an adult at trial early next year on murder, aggravated assault, making false statements and first-degree child cruelty charges for the Nov. 19 stabbing death of Sasha Lamaya Ray. (Though Jackson was 13 at the time of her arrest, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is identifying her because she is being tried as an adult.)

On Wednesday afternoon, DeKalb County public defender Melanie Williams declined the reduced charges offer.

“The 20 to serve 10 is not consistent with what my client feels comfortable with, and certainly it isn’t consistent with what the mother and step-father of my client and the parents of the victim would like to see happen today,” Williams told Judge Adams.

During the hearing, Jackson cried as prosecutors describe the wounds she had inflicted on her sister’s chest, stomach and the defensive wounds on her hands.

“She stabbed her seven times,” said DeKalb County Assistant District Attorney Darius Pattillo. “The child suffered. The victim weighed 29 pounds and she fought for her life.”

See original news report below:

Read full story at AJC.com.

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