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athlete held in stabbings of mother, sister

Lesbian teen
athlete held in stabbings of mother, sister

A star athlete in New Mexico is in custody following the stabbing Monday of her mother and sister. And her coming out as a lesbian may have been a factor in the crime.

Carissa McGee, 16, is considered one of the most gifted basketball, volleyball, and track stars in the state. She has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after her sister and mother were stabbed several times.

Early Monday morning police were called to her Las Cruces home to find 44-year-old Anita McGee and 17-year-old Marie McGee wounded in the front yard of the house next door, bleeding from multiple stab wounds. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that Carissa became angry when her mother and sister began ridiculing her for being a lesbian. But a police spokesman would not confirm a motive.

The president of the Las Cruces-area chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Merlyn Risser, says she's saddened that Carissa would be ridiculed for being a lesbian and fears that lack of understanding and tolerance would be the cause of such a traumatic situation. Carissa was expected to appear before a judge as early as Tuesday afternoon. (Sirius OutQ News)

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