Boy Killed Fighting Off Sister's Rapist: Family
Family members say assailant hit him in head with a rock
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2014 11:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A gut-wrenching case out of Richmond, Virginia, though the details remain murky: Family members say an 8-year-old boy was killed via a rock or brick to the head when he tried to fight off a teen who was sexually assaulting his 12-year-old sister. The siblings were playing near railroad tracks in their backyard last night when, relatives say, a teenage boy attacked the girl, WRIC reports. "From what I understand, the sister was raped and (the brother) tried to save her," the children's aunt says, per the New York Daily News. "And he was hit in the head with a brick and killed."

Police began a manhunt after the girl was seen running out of the woods naked and bleeding. And though the victim initially gave police a false description of her attacker as a white man with facial hair—police say she did so because the suspect threatened her before fleeing—police eventually tracked down a black, teenage male, WWBT reports. "Nobody expects something like this to happen to the babies in their family," says a relative. As for the young girl, "She's just traumatized." (In a similar tragedy over the weekend, a Good Samaritan was killed while chasing down a woman's assailant.)

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May 3, 2014 3:05 PM CDT
Please God let there be a death penalty in Virginia and let this animal be tried as an adult.
May 3, 2014 6:50 AM CDT
Where's Al the "Racist" Sharp (as a dull blade) ton? Black on white crime! Isn't this news to him and the Pravda Lame Stream media stations? You know it would be if the other way around!!! F'n Anti-American A-Holes!
May 2, 2014 11:19 PM CDT
could that have been Obamas son ??