Teen Allegedly Stabbed in Heart By Teen Girl Dies

Family and friends will gather Saturday to celebrate the life of a 14-year-old south Philadelphia boy who died after being stabbed last week.

The funeral for Azim Chaplin, who died last Sunday after being stabbed in chest five days before, will be held at New Hope Temple Baptist Church on the 700-block of 12th St. in Philadelphia.

Authorities have charged 15-year-old Amber Hellesten, of the 2000 block of Sigel Street, as an adult for allegedly stabbing a 14-year-old boy around 8 p.m. last Tuesday on the 2100 block of Watkins Street in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.

Hellesten was charged last week with attempted murder.

The victim was transported to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he underwent emergency heart surgery, according to investigators.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the knife touched the boy's heart.

Police found the boy near the area of S. 22nd and Moore streets, a short distance from where the stabbing occurred.

"After being stabbed we believe the boy walked to the 2100 block of S. 22nd Street where he collapsed on the sidewalk," Small said.

Witnesses told police that Helleston knew the victim and the pair were arguing when the stabbing occurred.

The girl was arrested about a half a mile away from the scene of the crime.


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