A South Carolina teen is being referred to as a hero for saving her sibling from being drowned by their very own mom after efficiently murdering one other of her younger daughters.

South Carolina Teen Saves 8-12 months-Previous Sister After Mom Allegedly Tries To Drown Her

The teenager’s mom, Jamie Bradley-Brun, 37, reportedly drowned Mackaya Bradley-Brun, 6, early Friday morning at their dwelling in St. Helena Island, in keeping with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Bradley-Brun then tried to drown Mackaya’s 8-year-old sister earlier than their teenage sibling jumped in and saved her, Sheriff P.J. Tanner mentioned throughout a information convention.

South Carolina Mom Held With out Bond, Charged With Homicide, Tried Homicide

The unnamed 16-year-old lady allegedly awoke to sounds of screaming in the course of the evening. Authorities say she went on to witness her mom trying to drown the 8-year-old.

Now, she’s being credited as saving her sister’s life.

“She had the ability and courage to utilize her own strength to get her 8-year-old” sibling to security, Tanner advised NBC. “She had the composure to know that 911 needed to be called because she knew her other sister was in the home.”

In the meantime, Bradley-Brun stays held with out bond as of Tuesday, jail information present. She has since been charged with homicide and tried homicide, in keeping with PEOPLE.

GoFundMe Organized On Behalf Of Household, No Motive Supplied As Of But

Tanner didn’t supply a doable motive however added: “I know what happened and it’s pretty horrific.”

In accordance with a GoFundMe organized on behalf of the household, “KayKay” was a “cheerful and energetic girl with such a kind spirit.”

The outline continues, “Her 2 sisters were her best friends, and she really loved her family and cousins. At her young age, she was a protective, courageous little girl who loved to dance, sing, and play with her family.”

$3,035 has been raised out of a $15,000 purpose as of this text’s publication.