Teen's Wrestling Moves Kill Sister, 5: Cops

Devalon Armstrong, 13, charged with 2nd-degree murder

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 19, 2013 8:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police say a 13-year-old Louisiana boy decided to try out wrestling moves he saw on TV on his half-sister, and ended up killing the 5-year-old girl Sunday. Devalon Armstrong, who was babysitting sister Viloude Louis at the time, told Jefferson Parish police he was imitating WWE moves, and continued for two to three minutes even after she complained he was hurting her, an officer says. Devalon allegedly slammed Viloude onto the bed, jumped on her, punched her in the stomach, and practiced "elbow drops" on her. He has been charged with second-degree murder, the Times-Picayune reports.

Devalon told police his sister complained her stomach hurt, then went to brush her teeth and didn't come back. He found her on the floor 30 minutes later and took her to lay on the couch, then called 911 a short time later when he saw she had stopped breathing. An autopsy found her death was caused by severe blunt force trauma, internal bleeding, and injuries including broken ribs and liver lacerations. In a statement, the WWE yesterday distanced itself from the incident, which occurred in the New Orleans suburb of Terrytown, the AP reports: "As in similar cases, criminal intent to harm and a lack of parental supervision have been the factors resulting in a tragic death."

The victim complained that she was hurting, but he continued ... for an additional two or three minutes, stopping when his mother called him on the phone to check on he and the victim: police.
"The victim complained that she was hurting, but he continued ... for an additional two or three minutes, stopping when his mother called him on the phone to check on he and the victim": police.   (Shutterstock)
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