Police in DeKalb County have charged a 13-year-old girl in the stabbing death of her 2-year-old sister.
The young girl was stabbed multiple times and her body was found by her father behind the family's townhome on Monday, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said Tuesday.
Police are withholding the name of the 13-year-old who was taken into custody. A court hearing was set for Tuesday afternoon.
"She's gone on to glory now," the child's father, Shelton Ray, told WSB-TV.
"Now it's up to me to make it to where she is," he said. "Like I tell all my children, they have to get themselves into heaven. I have to get myself into heaven."
The toddler had multiple stab wounds, police said.
The girl's siblings, all under the age of 5, were home at the time of the incident, authorities said. Parish says the toddler was attacked inside of the house and investigators do not believe the other children witnessed the slaying.