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Boy, 13, charged in 'wrestling' death of girl, 5

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:36 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2013

NEW ORLEANS » A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old half-sister after investigators said he told them he repeatedly struck her with wrestling moves imitated from TV.

"The 13-year-old reported he started to wrestle with the victim and practiced 'WWE' style wrestling moves on the 5-year-old," Col. John Fortunato of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday.

Those moves allegedly included repeatedly slamming the girl on a bed, punching her in the stomach, jumping on her and striking her with his elbow. A coroner's investigation found the girl died of multiple injuries, including broken ribs, lacerations of the liver and internal bleeding.

The boy had been left to babysit the girl by his stepmother when the alleged beating occurred, authorities said. After the beating, the girl later complained of a stomach ache. When she stopped breathing, the boy called 911. Emergency responders could not revive her and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The boy was taken to a juvenile facility and booked on a second-degree murder arrest warrant after he was interviewed by homicide Detective Matt Vasquez.

Authorities released the name of the suspect but The Associated Press generally doesn't identify juvenile charged with crimes.

The detective said the boy told him that he knew the wrestling moves on TV were fake, but he was smiling and appeared to enjoy talking about them.

"The 13-year-old continued by saying the victim complained that she was hurting, but he continued to slam, punch and elbow her for an additional two or three minutes, stopping when his mother called him on the phone to check on he and the victim," sheriff's officials said in the news release.

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Hawaiians wrote:
OMG that is horrific and shows very poor judgement of the mother to leave the son in charge.
on June 18,2013 | 05:52PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Exactly. The mother should have had an idea that the boy has some psychological problems and to leave her daughter and son unsupervised is inexcusable. The mother should be held accountable for her role in this horrific incident. It disturbs me to think that there is a possibility that the mother may have left the boy alone with the girl on purpose to endanger her life.
on June 18,2013 | 11:56PM
50skane wrote:
Kid sounds like he needs to be in a mental institution for a little while.
on June 18,2013 | 05:58PM
SueH wrote:
Not just for a "little while".......
on June 19,2013 | 07:57AM
SteveToo wrote:
Fry the kid. He's to stupid to continue to live. The world will be better when he is in the ground.
on June 18,2013 | 07:11PM
copperwire9 wrote:
You're something else again, Steve. Is that your solution to everything, just 'fry 'em'? What do you suppose that says about you?
on June 18,2013 | 07:21PM
SteveToo wrote:
Says I have no use for STUPID people. Neither does the world.
on June 18,2013 | 09:26PM
FrankieT wrote:
Well Steve you are a stupid person. We don't need your kind. You need help, as you are a sick person.
on June 19,2013 | 03:44AM
SteveToo wrote:
You sound like another bleeding heart liberal that thinks everyone is saveable. NOT there are many people that the world can do w/out.
on June 19,2013 | 08:06AM
FrankieT wrote:
Nope, but you have a real problem
on June 19,2013 | 11:17AM
SueH wrote:
Well, Steve, it seems you are TOO stupid to know the difference between TOO and TO. Should we fry you, TOO???
on June 19,2013 | 07:59AM
IAmSane wrote:
"Fry the kid. He's to stupid to continue to live. The world will be better when he is in the ground." - Joffrey Baratheon
on June 19,2013 | 09:18AM
aomohoa wrote:
Sick little psycho!
on June 18,2013 | 07:23PM
kailua000 wrote:
someone will blame the WWE blame the parents for having no control and not teaching this kid how to treat his little sister. bet we he did the same to kids at school
on June 19,2013 | 01:12AM
scooters wrote:
Stop that "Gene Pool" before it spreads.
on June 19,2013 | 07:16AM
lowtone123 wrote:
This is why I don't let me son watch wrestling or MMA.
on June 19,2013 | 12:23PM
false wrote:
This is not the first time something like this has happened. I think it happened a few years ago.
on June 19,2013 | 12:33PM
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