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Brother arrested for Murder of 8 year old Sister

Posted by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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(CNN) - Detectives on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of Leila Fowler on a homicide charge in connection with his 8-year-old sister's death, Calaveras County, California, Sheriff Gary Kuntz said. The brother -- who Kuntz did not name, but did speak publicly after his sister's death -- was arrested at 5:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. ET) at a county sheriff's office substation in his hometown of Valley Springs, according to the sheriff.

"Citizens of Calaveras County can sleep a little better tonight," Kuntz said.

Leila Fowler and her brother were said to be alone on Saturday, April 27, in their family's northern California home when she was found dead.

The 12-year-old told police that he'd seen an intruder leaving the home, then found his sister suffering from stab wounds.

The 8-year-old died minutes after arriving at a hospital, authorities said. After the incident, police offered a sketchy description of the suspect as a 6-foot-tall white or Hispanic male with a muscular build. They also interviewed registered sex offenders in the area, ran down leads and searched in attics, storage sheds and more in the rural, mountainous community located about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.

Authorities also combed the Fowler's home and neighborhood looking for evidence. "We did collect fingerprints during that search," Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo said days after the attack, "and we did collect what we believe to be DNA."


http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/11/us/california-stabbing-death/index.html
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM
I can't believe that this little boy stabbed his sister to death...

I really hope it's a mistake
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM
... "Kuntz said law enforcement officers "put over 2000 hours into this investigation to provide Leila Fowler's family with answers in her death."

He declined to answer questions after giving his statement, including on the exact charges against the brother, where he is being held or when he will appear in court."
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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

OMG what a shame.

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Terrible. That family must've been pretty messed up for this to happen.
JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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 How awful.  I really hope it's all a mistake and the boy really didn't do it.  I just can't imagine.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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Why blame the family?

It's possible the boy had problems but that doesn't mean the family was "messed up"...


Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Terrible. That family must've been pretty messed up for this to happen.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM
That's what I keep saying...
I hope this is a mistake.


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 How awful.  I really hope it's all a mistake and the boy really didn't do it.  I just can't imagine.

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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM
He's 12. Who is responsible for these children? Parents. Something had to be going on in that family that would compel this child to stab his sister. (Unless it was an accident).

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Why blame the family?



It's possible the boy had problems but that doesn't mean the family was "messed up"...




Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Terrible. That family must've been pretty messed up for this to happen.
Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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That's just not true.

Many sociopaths had completely normal upbringings and good parents.


Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

He's 12. Who is responsible for these children? Parents. Something had to be going on in that family that would compel this child to stab his sister. (Unless it was an accident).



Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Why blame the family?





It's possible the boy had problems but that doesn't mean the family was "messed up"...






Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Terrible. That family must've been pretty messed up for this to happen.
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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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What you should say is that it's not NECESSARILY true. You know about as much of this family as I do. What defines a "normal" upbringing these days anyway?

I may be wrong (or right) but I still think something is very wrong with that family's dynamic.


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

That's just not true.



Many sociopaths had completely normal upbringings and good parents.




Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

He's 12. Who is responsible for these children? Parents. Something had to be going on in that family that would compel this child to stab his sister. (Unless it was an accident).





Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Why blame the family?







It's possible the boy had problems but that doesn't mean the family was "messed up"...








Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Terrible. That family must've been pretty messed up for this to happen.
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