Amber Alert Mom Tells Police She Became Upset Over a Book

May 16, 2018

 

39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad
Credit Tulsa County Booking Photo

Investigators say a woman who allegedly bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly and set their house on fire told them she had become upset after observing two of her children reading a book.

Authorities say 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad was arrested Tuesday in downtown Tulsa. Ahmad's 7-year-old daughter who had been reported missing was found safe.

Ahmad told investigators during interviews Tuesday afternoon that she became upset after observing her children reading a book, although it was not known what book they were reading.

Police say the 11-year-old girl is in "very severe condition" in a Tulsa hospital after being repeatedly stabbed.

Ahmad was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, child abuse and first-degree arson.