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Boy, 8, killed protecting sister from attacker

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:58 p.m. HST, May 02, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. » Richmond police say they have detained a teenage boy suspected of assaulting a young girl and killing her little brother.

Police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said the teenager was being medically evaluated Friday, and police planned to charge him in the attacks.

Officials on Friday identified the deceased boy as 8-year-old Martin Cobb.

Neighbors told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the boy died trying to protect his sister from the attacker. Neighbor Sudan Aunu said the girl is alive today because of her brother.

Pastor Theodore Hughey of the Abundant Life Church said the siblings were inseparable and always in and out of the church. He said the girl is 12.

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1R1E wrote:
it was repeated that the boy died protecting his sister, but what happened that he had to protect her?
on May 2,2014 | 02:49PM
onoahu wrote:
A thug attacked and raped her.
on May 2,2014 | 03:24PM
onoahu wrote:
We can't say what the attacker did because the Advertiser censors the comment. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-boy-8-killed-while-trying-to-protect-sister/
on May 2,2014 | 03:56PM
false wrote:
on May 2,2014 | 04:37PM
onoahu wrote:
1R1E asked why the boy had to protect his sister. I tried to say that the young punk raped her, but the star advertiser censored it.
on May 2,2014 | 08:45PM
localguy wrote:
The shoddy program used by the SA to review posts will ping on any word for no reason. Not a professional program at all, just some cheap download they found. When posting, always copy your text before you submit, then you can easily repost and change the word it hit on. Look for any underlined word or unusual word, 4th grade level, it may ping on and then s p a c e out. Will sail right past the program.
on May 3,2014 | 06:11AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
The irony of all your criticism of the SA supposedly "censoring" this article is that all they did was copy a Associated Press release that other newspapers around the nation also copied. This one has nothing to do with censors. I'm sure no one here will admit they are wrong but this is a fact. Pull this up on google and you'll understand. All this was on the part of the SA was to post it. They DID NOT delete or censor anything from the actual article.
on May 3,2014 | 06:52AM
JnS wrote:
Even at just 8 years old, this young man showed courage well beyond his age, and above and beyond most will ever exhibit.
on May 2,2014 | 06:05PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
What a brave little man. Most everyone would run, panic or fall apart, especially facing a weapon and older person even adults. My condolences to the family. Sad.
on May 2,2014 | 07:04PM
SteveToo wrote:
Well going to the Abundant Life Church sure took care of them.
on May 2,2014 | 08:47PM
pizza wrote:
IRIE- It wasn't enough that the 8 year old brother was killed when he tried to protect his sister as she was being assaulted?
on May 2,2014 | 11:17PM
cojef wrote:
Problem resulting from modern day toys which has caused individuals to lose sight of life as being precious. The internet has created monsters in our midst. Manifestation are everywhere. Prime examples can be seen where people don't talk to each other physically, eyeballing each other, but through iPhones texting each other without eye contact. There is no personal feelings expressed only abbreviated words exchanged. Even when grouped together in close proximity to each other, conversations are being made indifferently via the gadgets. Just witness it in any food court.
on May 3,2014 | 07:10AM
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