Morgan McDonald was seventeen years old when she stabbed another teenager to death. According to court documents Morgan McDonald confronted the victim about a man they both have had a relationship with. When the argument escalated the teen killer would stab the other woman in the neck. Although people tried to help the teen she would die from her injuries. Morgan McDonald would be arrested fleeing the scene in North Carolina. Morgan McDonald would be convicted and sentenced to twenty five to thirty one years in prison
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A 19-year-old Camden County woman was sentenced from 25 to 31 years in prison for the death of Summer Faith Waaga, who was 18 at the time of her murder.
According to officials, Morgan Lynn McDonald, 17 at the time, stabbed Waaga on March 13, 2016, in the neck, after confronting her at a sleepover at a home on Butler’s Lane in the county.
News 3 spoke with a friend of both girls back in 2016 who was there when it all happened.
Wyatt Dail says he and Summer had spent the night with other friends at the house on Butlers Lane after watching movies.
The next morning, he says McDonald, whom he had previously dated, came to the house upset.
“Morgan comes in there and starts asking me all kinds of questions, asking me why I didn’t go pick her up the other day and why I’m hanging out with Summer,” said Dail.
At that point, the two girls started arguing.
“Morgan walks out of the room and goes in the room Summer’s in, and then I heard some commotion so I got up to see what happened, and Summer comes up to me and she’s just covered in blood, head to toe,” Dail said.
Dail says he tried to get Summer in a car to get to the hospital but realized they weren’t going to make it.
“The neighbors called the police. They were out on the porch. I looked around in her car to try to find something to stop the blood. I grabbed a t-shirt and she had a pretty bad cut or wound on her neck, so I tied it around there and I was pulling it as tight as I can, trying not to choke her,” Dail said.
Police were called about an assault with a deadly weapon at 11:35 a.m.
When they arrived, they found Summer Waaga lying on the ground in front of a home with a knife in her neck.
A neighbor tried to perform CPR on the woman. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
McDonald was detained after fleeing the scene and heading toward Elizabeth City State University.
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A teenager is behind bars in North Carolina accused of stabbing a teenager to death over the weekend.
Officers say Morgan McDonald stabbed Summer Waaga in the neck Sunday.
Police say an argument at a home on Butlers Lane led to the stabbing.
“I just think about how much happiness Summer brought to her mom, and just the peace that her mom would have when they were together, and just how happy that they both were together,” said neighbor and family friend Marie Langemeier. “If they weren’t together, it just seems like the happiness wasn’t there on either end until they were back together.”
Elizabeth City police officers found Waaga in front of a home in the 1000 block of Butlers Lane around 11:35 a.m. Sunday A neighbor was attempting to perform CPR on Waaga when officers arrived.
Medics got there and took Waaga to hospital where she died.
Friends and loved ones turned out for a vigil at the Elizabeth City waterfront park to honor Waaga.
McDonald is in the Albemarle District Jail without bond. She is charged with first degree murder. According to North Carolina law, you are considered an adult once you reach the age of 16.
McDonald’s case is expected to go before a grand jury on April 4.
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