Girl, 14, dies after being stabbed 25 times in ‘random’ shopping centre attack

A schoolgirl died after being stabbed 25 times, strangled and battered in a "random attack" at a US shopping centre.

Daisy Paulsen, 14, was declared dead four days after the brutal robbery on Friday morning last week.

Arthur Prince Kollie, 23, was arrested later that day after allegedly being seen holding her neck in a white t-shirt covered in blood, WDAY reports.

Daisy, who was called "Jupiter", was attacked while reportedly skateboarding from her father's to her mother's house in Fargo, North Dakota, at around 7am.

Court documents state that Kollie apparently stabbed Daisy several times in an attack that lasted over 20 minutes and was partially picked up on surveillance footage from a local store.

Her backpack, phone, and wallet were missing when she was found.

She was rushed to the hospital after the attack and underwent surgery for her injuries and was initially said to be stable from the neck down.

But doctors later discovered that the damage caused to her brain when she was strangled was too severe.

Her father Robert said on a GoFundMe page: "On the morning of June 4, 2021 my daughter was riding her skateboard to her mom's home before she had work.

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"She is a victim of a random attack.

"The person beaten, strangled, and stabbed my daughter 25 times Near party city in Fargo, ND.

"She is currently fighting for her life. She is stable from the neck down.

"But we are currently monitoring her brain activity since she was deprived oxygen to her brain.

"The next 72hrs is the most crucial due to the swelling to her brain."

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Later however he tragically updated the post, adding: "We just got word from the Doctor today that our baby girl is too far gone and there isn’t anything they can do.

"Just to gather family and to say our goodbyes."

Kollie was arrested after a garbage truck driver saw a man fitting his description at the scene, WDAY reports.

CCTV footage also later showed him stealing clothes from a Walmart to replace his white t-shirt, which was covered in blood.

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He denied involvement telling police that he has a multiple personality disorder and had not slept since taking methadone on the afternoon before the stabbing.

However, he did admit to walking in the area at the time and police officers found fresh cuts to his hands.

The garbage worker witness had been driving by at the time and saw a man in a white t-shirt and black trousers leaning over Paulsen, with one hand on her nose and another on her throat.

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Kollie ran from the area but was tracked down to a Walmart store, half a mile away from the stabbing and his bloodied shoes and clothes were found in the changing rooms there.

CCTV footage also showed him grabbing new clothes and putting them on without paying.

Kollie, who has no permanent address, made his first court appearance on Monday and was charged with attempted murder, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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