Man killed sister with cerebral palsy by setting her on fire

A 35-year-old woman has died after she was allegedly set on fire by her own brother at their Milwaukee home on Saturday night.

Shakira Hicks, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has been wheelchair bound her entire life, was under the care of her brother, Nasif Hibbler, at the time of the incident.


Photo: Nasif Hibbler

After Hibbler reportedly set his disabled sister on fire, police say the 30-year-old man immediately turned himself in.

Malayka Pitts, the victim's sister, told WITI that despite the suspect's past criminal history involving violence and drugs, she still considers his actions unimaginable.

"No one thought that he would ever harm her in no type of way, so we don't know what was his state of mind was when he did that," she told the outlet. "She loved him and he loved her, so I don't know what triggered in his head to make it want to hurt her."

Pitts says her family is completely shocked and devastated by the horrific crime.

"She was always happy, wanted her family around. She liked the outdoors. She liked going outside," Pitts said. "I'm broken. I'm torn apart. It's like my heart was ripped out my chest. My sister couldn't defend herself."

Hibbler is currently in custody awaiting possible charges related to the crime.

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