A 16-year-old is facing murder charges in adult court after she was indicted for the deadly stabbing earlier this year of her friend’s mother on North Church Street.
Natasha Ellis, 16, was indicted Monday in Clark County Common Pleas Court for aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder and felonious assault.
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Ellis is accused of killing Lee A. Moore, 36, and injuring two others in the May stabbing on North church Street in New Carlisle.
Witnesses and video shared in juvenile court in the summer provided new details in the case.
Prosecutors said Ellis and her 13-year-old friend plotted to kill the 13-year-old’s family.
In July, a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy told the court that Ellis and the 13-year-old had been messaging back and forth on Instagram about how to carry it out — all the way until moments before the stabbing happened.
“We could hear the screaming coming from inside the house,” said Deputy Amanda Penewit.
Penewit was one of the first people to respond to the home.
Graphic video played in court showed the scene when Penewit walked into the house. When she heads out to the patrol car she’s with Ellis, who was wearing yellow rubber gloves.
“Once I got her into the patrol car, she told me right away that she wanted to tell me everything that happened,” Penewit said.
Ellis also told a detective her story that night.
She told him that her friend was being abused and this was the only solution.
Paul Greear is the father of the 13-year-old suspect in the case. He was attacked that night and survived.
Ellis’ case was bound over to adult court following the juvenile court hearings.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ellis this morning, according to court records.
She is expected to appear in the future in Clark County Common Pleas Court, however a court date has not been set, online records show.