A disturbed teenager who allegedly killed her older sister has told cops she ‘would have killed someone sooner’ if she had known she could eat McDonald’s, according to reports.
Claire Miller, 14, was given the fast food breakfast after she was accused of fatally stabbing her disabled 19-year-old sister, Helen, in 2021, according to the Patriot-News.
“Oooh, McDonald’s,” Manheim Township Police Officer John Martin told police during a hearing on Tuesday. “I would have killed someone sooner if I had known I was going to buy McDonald’s.”
While sitting in her juvenile holding cell, she also admitted to having “Michael Myers-ed” her sister, referring to the character from the 1978 horror film “Halloween.”
The chilling comment came when Miller heard his cellphone ring with the movie’s theme song, according to the Patriot-News.
The bizarre revelations came out at a hearing this week to determine whether Miller, now 16, should stand trial as an adult after being accused of killing her sleeping sister in bed with a kitchen knife in the family home last year.
Any homicide charge in Pennsylvania begins in adult court, but can proceed to juvenile court, where the focus is more on treatment, the newspaper reported.
Police responded shortly after 1 a.m. to the family home, where Miller emerged in bloodied pants and with blood on his hands. She repeatedly told police, “I stabbed my sister,” the Patriot-News reported, citing court records.
The prosecution and defense presented differing testimony and arguments on whether Miller should be tried as an adult or a minor and whether she can be rehabilitated, according to local reports.
“We love them both. I know Claire didn’t want to do this. We lost Helen and we don’t want to lose Claire too,” mother Marie Miller said Monday, according to WGAL. she’s being punished, not getting help, and being sidelined for a long time for something that was out of her control. We can’t lose her too.
The older sister suffered from cerebral palsy and was in a wheelchair, according to WGAL.
Two psychiatrists said in court that Miller suffered from psychosis, depression and anxiety. Miller told them she heard voices that even led her to try to slit her throat the night her sister was killed, WGAL reported.
Prosecutors argued that the text messages show that Miller wanted to hurt others.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Muller argued in court that Miller was “a kid who had everything but was obsessed with homicide,” WGAL reported.