A 13-year-old teen is facing a first-degree murder charge after they killed their 4-year-old sibling, Virginia police shared in a news release on Friday.
The Danville Police Department said that the 13-year-old is accused of suffocating their 4-year-old sibling in August 2022.
The names of the juvenile suspect and victim were not disclosed.
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In August 2022, police responded to the siblings’ home and found the 4-year-old not breathing and without a pulse. The child was taken to a nearby hospital, before being airlifted to another hospital where they later died.
Authorities wrote in a news release that the charge was lodged after “the juvenile’s confession earlier this week about suffocating the victim.”
Police said the teen was charged with first-degree murder following further investigation. Law enforcement shared that the teen will be transferred to W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville, Virginia.