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Dawson County teen indicted for 2020 fatal stabbing
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A grand jury in Dawson County handed down indictments for murder last week, against a 14-year-old girl who was arrested in late 2020 for the fatal stabbing death of her 11-year-old brother. 

Hope Elizabeth Lindsey, of Dawson County, has been formally charged as an adult with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, according to an indictment filed Tuesday, March 23.  

According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, 11-year-old Payton Lindsey was fatally stabbed on Dec. 5, 2020, at a residence in west Dawson County. 

On the date of the incident, Johnson told the Dawson County News that Lindsey received multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Johnson also said that an initial investigation showed that the attack was allegedly carried out by a juvenile female, later identified as Hope Lindsey, who was taken into custody and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. 

Lindsey is being held in a regional youth detention center and has been denied bond 

Dawson County Court records show that she is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on May 18, 2021. 

The case will be presided over by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.