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13-year-old charged with first-degree murder in connection with death of 4-year-old sibling in Danville

A 13-year-old, who has not been identified, is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of their 4-year-old sibling, according to the Danville Police Department.

Authorities say it happened in Aug. 2022 in Danville, adding that the felony charge was brought against the teen this week after they confessed to suffocating the victim. Danville Police have confirmed that the juvenile was arrested in another jurisdiction.

On the day of the incident, the 4-year-old child was found in a room without a pulse and wasn’t breathing. The child was transported to SOVAH Health in Danville and then airlifted to another medical facility, police said.

Unfortunately, they did not make it.

The juvenile will be transferred to W.W. Moore Detention Center pending trial, police said.

We reached out to the Danville Police Department for further information, and they responded with the following:

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Source: WSLS News 10

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