Leila Fowler

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12-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty in Sister's Death

'I say he is innocent': Attorney for Leila Fowler's brother

(Newser) - The brother of 8-year-old Leila Fowler has pleaded not guilty in her death, his lawyer says. The California 12-year-old, whose name hasn't been released because of his age, appeared in juvenile court yesterday, lawyer Mark Reichel said, per CNN . "I say he is innocent," Reichel said. On... More »

Police: Brother, Not Intruder, Killed Calif. Girl

Boy, 12, arrested for murder of 8-year-old Leila Fowler

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy who told police that an intruder stabbed his 8-year-old sister to death has been arrested and will be charged with homicide, police say. The killing in the small northern California town of Valley Springs last month sparked a 15-day manhunt after the boy told police a tall,... More »

Stabbing of Calif. Girl, 8, Looks Intentional: Sheriff

Authorities say Leila Fowler wasn't killed in course of botched robbery

(Newser) - Authorities are still looking for the man who murdered 8-year-old Leila Fowler in her California home Saturday afternoon, and the county sheriff says the stabbing appears to have been intentional—and not part of a botched robbery or other crime. The sheriff didn't elaborate, USA Today reports. Valley Springs,... More »

Calif. Town Locked Down After Girl, 8, Murdered

Police searched door-to-door for Leila Fowler's killer

(Newser) - A tiny Northern California town was shut down over the weekend amid a manhunt for the murderer of an 8-year-old. Residents of Valley Springs—population 2,500—were told to lock their doors and watch for a man accused of stabbing Leila Fowler on Saturday afternoon, the AP reports. Police... More »

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