In a tragic incident that shook the community of East Columbus, Ohio, a 17-year-old girl named Halia Culbertson was stabbed to death by an 18-year-old girl, Bryanna Barozzini. According to police reports, the altercation began inside a store but escalated outside, where Barozzini allegedly swung a knife at Culbertson, fatally injuring her.

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The incident occurred near a strip mall that houses several stores, including a thrift store, a woman’s boutique, a nail salon, a sports store, and a Dollar General. 

The altercation escalated outside, and Culbertson suffered a single stab wound, which unfortunately proved to be fatal, despite her being rushed to the hospital.

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Following the stabbing, Barozzini fled the scene, but the police later arrested her at her residence. She has been charged with murder and released on bond amounting to $750,000.

During her court appearance, Barozzini’s defense team argued that the stabbing was an act of self-defense, but they did not provide any further details. The case is ongoing, and the community is grappling with the loss of Culbertson, who was described as a kind and loving person. 

Her brother, Austin, created a GoFundMe page titled “Halia Culbertson lost too soon” to help pay for her funeral expenses.

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The page states that Culbertson cared for everyone around her and was loved by all who knew her. They are seeking donations to ensure that she receives a proper farewell, which they believe is what Culbertson would have wanted.

The tragic incident has highlighted the dangers of escalating conflicts, and it serves as a reminder to the community to prioritize peaceful resolutions and mutual understanding. As the case unfolds, the community hopes for justice and healing for all those affected by this devastating loss.