12-year-old California boy arrested for stabbing 8-year-old sister to death

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-12 18:27:47-04


CALIFORNIA (PIX11)- A disturbing story out of California, a 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister.

Leila fowler was found stabbed to death in her family home.

Originally her brother told police that he saw an intruder, a tall man with grey hair, leaving their house.

That set off a massive manhunt in the neighborhood and surrounding mountains and reservoirs.

Police seized knives that were in the home to see if they could have been the murder weapon.

Leading them to the arrest of the 12-year-old boy.

Sheriff Gary Kuntz says they arrested him on charges of homicide, “At 5:10pm detectives arrested Leila’s 12-year-old brother, at the Valley Springs sub-station, on charges of homicide.”