Highland Township — In the early morning hours on New Year’s Day, Steven Kelsey, 19, stabbed his 17 year old sister, Jesika, in the throat, raped her, and then stabbed her in the eye to kill her. Steven had just finished basic training at Fort Jackson and was scheduled to return to boot camp within a matter of days. While friends and family celebrated the New Year, Steven made sexual advances toward his younger sibling. When his advances were refused, he took a knife stabbing her in the neck and proceeded to rape the young girl. Apparently, after seeing the suffering his sister was enduring, he decided to end her life quickly by stabbing her in the eye in an effort to pierce her brain. Investigators have revealed that the knife did not go deep enough to kill Jesika Kelsey quickly and she suffered a long and heinous death.
Steven Kelsey’s identification was found along with a backpack filled with knives covered in his sister’s blood. Police contacted the Kelsey home, spoke with Steven’s mother, and asked her where Steven was located. The mother told police that to the best of her knowledge the teen was taking care of errands. Kelsey’s mother then checked on her 17 year-old daughter where she found the child dead in her bedroom. Steven was charged with a single count of first degree murder, a single count of felony murder, and put in jail with no bond set. He has not been charged with the sexual assault despite his admissions to the crime.
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