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8-year-old boy killed while protecting sister, 11, from rapist in their backyard


An 8-year-old boy attempted to protect his sister from a rapist and was killed. According to reports by NBC 12, the boy and his 12-year-old sister were playing near a railroad track located behind their home in Richmond.

The kids were approached by a teenager who began sexually assaulting the 12-year-old girl. The 8-year-old boy attempted to protect his sister and tried to fight the teen to the best of his ability. The teenage suspect beat the boy to death and raped the 12-year-old girl. The young boy died at the scene.

The girl was rushed to the hospital and later questioned by police. Traumatized by the events, the she initially told police she was raped by a white man. She eventually told the police the suspect was a black teenager who threatened her if she told the truth.

The incident can have a lasting affect on the girl and her family. It’s important that she receives counseling to help her adjust to such a tragic situation.

A teenage suspect is being evaluated at a medical center, but police have yet to file murder and sexual charges.

A memorial fund has been set up for the victim’s family. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank to the Keys For Marty Foundation.


  1. John Dagne on May 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Somehow , someway, this assailant must be made to hurt.

  2. butter bean sugar on May 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    this is so tragical .. what is going on with our black kids ..? what is fueling this sream of vicious attacks ,, there is a story on rollingout of a teen girl who shot another girl over a boy… and her uncle gave her the gun to shoot the girl ….. high school girls are the most sadiest when it come to fighting over ignorant stuff … and what happen to our society that allows girls that age to have a boyfriend , when i was that age my mother would have killed me if she found out i was with a boy ……. times are changeing so big time

  3. soisaid on May 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    AARRRRGGGGGGG……. sorry I had to take a wtf minute… geesh… didn’t want to read this story when I saw the headline. omg.. my heart goes out to the mom and sister and family…everybody… kill the sonavabish who did this to the both of these children. beat the sh!t out of him and skip jail then let his azz sit by the railroad tracks and suffer through the night then come back the next morning and kill him slowly… what a piece of sh!t.