Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Leila Fowler's 12 year old Brother accused of fatally stabbing sister to appear in court

The 12-year-old California boy accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death will be tried as juvenile, his attorney said Tuesday.

Mark Reichel said he has yet to see the evidence against the boy, but he expects his client to be arraigned Wednesday morning on a second-degree murder charge.

Leila Fowler was stabbed multiple times in her family's home in northern California April 27 while she was there with her brother, who is now accused of the crime.

Before Leila's death, the boy's middle school in Valley Springs suspended him for five days after he brought the knife to school, according to one of the boy's classmates. That account was backed up by a school administration source.