14-year-old girl charged in stabbing death of grandmother in Canton

The Wayne County Prosecutor said a 14-year-old girl has been charged with stabbing her grandmother to death in Canton earlier this week.

The 65-year-old woman, identified as Cynthia Mosby,65, was found dead in her home on Kimberly Drive in Canton on Monday.

The woman was discovered just before 8 a.m. fatally stabbed inside her residence on Kimberly Drive. The body of Ms. Mosby was found by her son who is the father to the 14-year-old. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor, Ms. Mosby had custody of her granddaughter at the time of her death. 

The teen was not in the home at the time Ms. Mosby was found. The officers were directed to a bedroom in the home where they observed the lifeless body lying face down on the floor suffering from multiple stab wounds. 

The teen has been charged with First-Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder. She won't be charged as an adult defendant but has been adult designated which means that upon conviction an adult designation allows the judge to have the option of sentencing the respondent as a juvenile or as an adult or, or a blended juvenile with the option of imposing an adult sentence if the juvenile is not rehabilitated. 

The girl's name was not released due to her age.

It's alleged that after the stabbing she checked into a motel in Southgate. Canton Investigators responded Monday afternoon and she was taken into custody. 

The teen was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday morning was not. She has been referred for competency and criminal responsibility evaluations and sent to Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. The continued hearing is scheduled for April 15th.