Troyshaye Mone Hall, 23, stabbed Madison Petry, 7, more than 30 times on June 17, 2021, according to an autopsy report. Hall is Petry’s mother and they both live in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Before stabbing Petry that day, Hall stabbed a boy, 16, who is her brother’s friend. The brother and their mother tried to take the knife from Hall.
However, Hall was able to get away then stabbed her daughter. A woman who witnessed the stabbings asked help from a neighbor, who is a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy, according to Fox 4 News.
After restraining Hall, the deputy took Petry to a nearby fire station, which is the Dallas Fire-Rescue. Petry was rushed to the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas where she was pronounced dead while the teenage boy Hall also stabbed survived, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Just before 11:00 p.m., Hall was booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas. On June 18, 2021, she was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and her bond was set at $1,500,000.
It was not the first time Hall was arrested. In May 2017, she used a knife to threaten her boyfriend, who was living in the apartment of his female cousin.
A few days later, Hall forced her way into the apartment. She attacked her boyfriend’s female cousin, who she thought was his new girlfriend.
When Hall was arrested, she used her twin sister’s name to identify herself to authorities. After pleading guilty to charges of aggravated assault and burglary of a habitation, she was sentenced to eight years of deferred-adjudication probation.