Brother to Face a Judge in the Stabbing Death of His Sister

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(Calavares County, Calif.) The 12-year-old boy accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death will be tried as a juvenile.

The boy will be arraigned Wednesday morning on a second-degree murder charge.

Last month, his sister, Leila Fowler, was stabbed several times in their California home. The boy told police a man had broken into the family’s home killing his sister.

A parent, who kept her children behind closed doors while police searched for the killer, thought it was strange that the killer would only target Leila and spare her brother’s life.

“You don’t kill a person and leave a witness and that’s why we kept saying. No, they’re not going to leave him alive – if there was somebody else that did it, who witnessed this guy,” said Penny Kilgore. “So, in my heart I thought it was him from the get-go.”

The boy’s attorney said he has yet to see the evidence against his client.