A 14-year-old New Richmond girl is in custody, after police say she slit the throat of her brother’s girlfriend – claiming she was a “psychopath” looking for her “first kill.”
Kali J. Bookey was charged Thursday in St. Croix County with attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the attack on a 15-year-old girl. According to the criminal complaint, Bookey attacked her victim in the girl’s room early in the morning, tried to suffocate her, and then cut her with shards from bowls Bookey had broken over the victim’s head.
Bookey then left the girl to “bleed out,” and contacted police later that morning. After initially claiming she was abducted, Bookey later told investigators that she made up the story to explain her injuries and to get help for the victim, who identified Bookey as the person who attacked her.
St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said he’s never seen a case like this during his 35-year career in law enforcement. “I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything this…dark and this callous from kids of this age. The circumstances around this are almost beyond belief,” he said.
Bookey has been charged as an adult, but is being held without bail at a juvenile facility in Eau Claire. She’s due back in court on August 8 for a preliminary hearing.
Affiliate WXCE contributed to this report.