Oak Ridge Girl Dies at UT Medical Center

Knoxville (WVLT) - University of Tennessee Medical Center officials tell WVLT Taila Kneiser, the 8-year-old Oak Ridge girl shot in the head earlier this week, has died at UT Medical Center around 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral arrangements for Taila Kneiser are scheduled for Tuesday August 7th at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. Visitation runs from noon to 2:00 with the funeral service to follow.

Oak Ridge Police say they're not allowed to comment on the shooting because of a court order. However, they have said they are still not sure who pulled the trigger.

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  • by Marie Location: Knoxville on Dec 13, 2007 at 02:56 PM
    I actually know this little girl and Daisy is not her biologiacal mother and has a history with DHS in Lenior City. Theres a reason that this doesn't add up.....I don't understand why Daisy is still walking around free.
  • by Mark Location: Knoxville on Jul 31, 2007 at 11:23 AM
    I agree with Pete, that is a very substantial gun. It would be very hard for a 4 yo to handle a gun like that much less fire one. The parents need to be suspect here. Furthermore, who even leaves a gun for a toddler to be able to get to? If the gun had been put away and secure, only an adult would have been able to access it.
  • by Anonymous Location: knoxville on Jul 29, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    i'm so sorry to hear the little girl passed away but she is in a lot better place.a place with no guns.the OR police needs to hurry up and find out why was there a loaded gun in house ...i have a little 8 year old too and i don't have a loaded gun where she can get it ....that what they make lock boxes for or a lock gun case....
  • by chris Location: home on Jul 28, 2007 at 07:18 AM
    A gun accessable in the early hours? There is a four year old still in the home? If the children were the ones with the gun, that is criminal negligence on the part of any and all adults in the home. So sad a young life was ended in this way.
  • by DJ Location: Maryville on Jul 27, 2007 at 10:51 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to the family. That is why gun safety is so important for parents,because of things like this that happen.
  • by Crystal Location: Oak Ridge on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:35 PM
    I too found it odd that her death was reported a day before her actual death. God bless this little girl. I have a daughter the same age and I cannot imagine the pain this family is going through.
  • by Pete Location: Knoxville on Jul 26, 2007 at 08:37 PM
    Something does not add up here. A 357 magnum is a very large gun and would be very hard for a young child to fire. Please OR police get to the bottom of this. God bless the little girl and take her in your loving arms.
  • by Homer Location: knoxville on Jul 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    I'm sorry for the little girl. Hope she improves.
  • by Cheryl Henderson Location: Oak Ridge on Jul 26, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    Yesterday the news annouced that this little girl had died. Today the news says that she is in critical condition which is it. A lot of the community thinks this little girl has passed because of last nights broadcast please confirm her status.


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