What led to Kayla Desiree Hensley’s brother, a North Carolina juvenile murdering his hearing impaired 18 year old sister?
A North Carolina juvenile has been charged with the murder of his 18 year old sister, Kayla Desiree Hensley after allegedly showing up covered in blood at a neighbor’s home.
WHNS reported the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office saying the younger brother knocking on a neighbor’s door Saturday night in Weaverville, saying someone had killed his sister.
The neighbor called 911 and told dispatchers the boy claimed he was trying to escape the person who killed his sibling, reported WLOS.
‘He’s got blood all over him,’ the man told 911. ‘He’s on my front porch.’
Kayla Desiree Henley brother charged with first degree murder.
Deputies responded to find 18-year-old Kayla Hensley’s body at the bottom of the family’s street, near a dumpster.
The teen’s murder occurred at the entrance of the Weaverville mobile home park where she lived with her younger brother and their mother.
The high school senior suffered severe knife lacerations in the attack, since described as a homicide.
The younger brother, speaking to investigators at the scene, was taken into custody of the state Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice. Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity because he is a minor.
The juvenile boy is believed to have since been charged with first-degree murder.
Cynthia Webb, a friend of the victim, told WYFF that the brother was quiet.
‘Her brother, he didn’t talk much to people. He didn’t say much. He would say “Hey” and “Bye” – that was about it,’ Webb said.
Kayla Desiree Henley mother: ‘She was my hero’
The victim’s mom, Susan Maltry, said that her daughter, who was hearing impaired, had ‘overcome many downfalls.’
Told a statement, Maltry released via WLOS, ‘She was the best thing that ever happen to me and will be missed by so many. She is and will always be my Hero. In 18 years she has (brought) me so much.’
‘Kayla was sunshine in every person she knew. And she didn’t know a stranger, she would talk up a storm to anyone.
‘She has overcome many downfalls in life. She was born with CP and was told she would never walk, she walked.
‘She was born deaf, and had cochlear implants and was able to hear. If anyone told her she couldn’t, she made sure to prove them wrong. She was an amazing girl!
‘There’s nothing I could say to make people see how truly blessed I was to have her in my life. She was and always will be my hero.’
It wasn’t known whether Henley’s murder may have had anything to do with the girl’s disabilities.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise money for Kayla Henley’s memorial services.
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) November 15, 2017