Man, 25, Stabs 5-year-old Daughter To Death, Sets Body Ablaze |The Republican News

McClellan, who does not have a criminal history, could face life in jail if convicted


A MAN allegedly sat on his five-year-old stepdaughter’s chest and stabbed her before setting her ablaze because she asked for a snack.

25-year-old Thomas McClellan from Michigan was angry because the little girl, Luna Younger, refused to leave his room and insisted that he gave her food, during court’s preliminary hearing on Thursday.


Dailynews New York reports that  McClellan told investigators he wrestled the Five-year-old stepdaughter to the ground, sat on her hips and stabbed her multiple times in the chest. He then covered the girl’s dead body with blankets, poured vodka on the pile and set it on fire.

Victoria McClellan, the  deceased’s mother was said to be at work when fire fighters were called in as flame spread through the ground-level apartment.

Firefighter Corey Drolett, who found Luna’s body, said he knew it was already too late.

“I knew the victim had expired,” he said.

But he handed the girl through a window and asked firefighters to “very lightly” perform CPR. (

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